Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced that any public buses that have a new safety detection system installed on board will receive a 70% subsidy in the price of the system, a NIS 3,000 government check per bus. This providing the new system is on board and operational by the end of April 2016.
Katz explains that beginning in November 2016, the system will be mandatory in all buses and trucks manufactured from 2012, a device that alerts drivers to hazards such as veering from one’s lane and tailgating.
The director-general of the Transportation Ministry, Meir Chen, explains the ministry is searching for a source of funding in the hope of offering a government subsidy for private vehicles too for the experts are convinced the warning system will prevent accidents and thereby save lives.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)