For drivers’ attention. The Ministry of Transportation and Road Safety grants drivers who are required to take a proper driving course (preventive driving) an additional extension to complete the course until the end of 2022. This, after the Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, h"As Merav Michaeli signed a regulation postponing the date of suspension of licenses.
Under current regulations, a driver who has been summoned to a proper driving course and has not performed it has his license suspended until the course is completed. In March 2020, with the outbreak of the corona plague, the suspension of driving licenses of drivers who were required to take the compulsory course was extended by six months due to corona restrictions.
As part of the closures and restrictions imposed due to the Corona plague, driver training centers did not operate or operated partially for several months. As a result, heavy loads were created, which limited the number of drivers who were able to complete the training on time.
In recent months, thousands of applications have accumulated from drivers whose participation in the course has been canceled due to Corona restrictions. In order to prevent harm to drivers, the Ministry of Transportation has decided to extend the postponement of the course until December 30, 2022.
It should be noted that the delay in completing the courses is intended to allow companies that carry out the courses on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation sufficient time to complete the courses for all drivers required by them. This, without prejudice to the freedom of movement of the drivers, who were unable to complete the course.