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    Driving Information in Israel

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Israel state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. It is recommended to have an international driver's licence before collecting your car hire in Tel Aviv.

    Age Restrcitions

    To hire a car in Israel you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and no older than 75 years old. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. You must have held your license for at least 1 year.

    Driving Distances

    • Tel Aviv to Afula - 95kms (1hour/15mins)

    • Jerusalem to Netanya - 105kms (1hour/20mins)

    • Eilat to Raanana - kms (4hours)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Israel driving information, laws rules and regulation for cars in Jerusalem and other cities in Israel.

    • Driving in Israel is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Israel are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver’s licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Petrol stations in Israel generally open from 7am to 8pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.

    Tolls

    Apart from Highway 6, there are no other toll roads in Israel.

    Parking Information

    Some streets have blue and white lines on the side of the road. Parking is legal in this zone if you have an appropriate parking ticket displayed on the dashboard.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Israel is possible, the price varies between suppliers and some restrictions do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    With your car hire it is important that you have looked through some of the above Israel driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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