Driver's License Categories & Classifications in Israel
Getting your Israeli Driver's License
In order to get your driver's license you are required to take an eye test, pass a theoretical test in order to obtain your learner's driving permit, take a specified number of driving lessons with a qualified and accredited driving instructor and then pass the practical driving test. The number of driving lessons you are required to take, depends on the type of license you are applying for and the vehicle you will be driving.
As of 15 June 2015, driver's licenses, in Israel, are categorized and classified into the following types:
Category/Classification for Motorcycles
|A||Motorcycle above 35 kilowatts (kw)|
|A1||Motorcycle where the engine power does not exceed 35 kw (14.916 horsepower)|
|A2||Motorcycle up to 125 cc's where the engine power does not exceed 11 kw (47.46horsepower)|
Category/Classification for Other Vehicles
|B||Vehicle up to 3.5 tons (private vehicle - that's the one most of us need)
|C1||Up to 12 tons|
|C||Above 12 tons|
|B, D||Bus and private|
|C1, D||Bus and freight|
|D1||Taxi and minibus up to 5 tons|
|D2||Public transport minibus up to 5 tons|
|D3||Private transport minibus up to 5 tons|
Converting your Foreign Driver's License to an Israeli License
If you have recently arrived in Israel with a foreign driver's license, it is a fairly simple procedure to convert your license to a local Israeli license as outlined here...
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