Driving Tips

Driving side in Israel is the right side of the road.

Seat belts must be worn at all times by both front and back seats passengers.

Distances and speed limits are marked in kilometers.

Speed limit:
– 50 Km/h (31 Miles) in urban areas.
– 90 Km/h (56 Miles) on inter-city roads (Unless otherwise stated).

Road signs are normally featured in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Car lights should be on at anytime throughout the day, between November and April.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed on the front seat (unless they are infants in a safety seat).

When hiring a car, drivers should be over 21 years old, holding a valid driving license (for most nationalities there is no need for International Driving License).

Crossing the border to Sinai or Jordan with rented cars is not allowed.

Before hiring a car check if your credit card company covers insurance, as some rental companies’ rates include insurance.

Parking Best to use parking lots as blue and white sidewalk marks are not free and red and white sidewalk marks mea that parking is not allowed.


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