VIDEO: Israel: How Many Points Does One Receive On One’s License For Disobeying Traffic Law?

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Israel Police have increased the number of points one receives on one’s drivers license for a number of violations of vehicular law. The following News 2 video explains:

· Driving without a license: was 8 points and is now 10

· Refusing a breathalyzer test was 8 points and is now 10

· Irresponsible driving was 6 points and is now 8

· Not having a proper safety seat was 6 points and is now 8

· Speaking on the phone without a hands-free device was 4 and is now 8

· Left turn U turn where prohibited was 0 points and is now 6

· Riding a motorcycle without a helmet was 0 points and is now 6

· Riding without a seatbelt was 2 points and is now 4

· Exiting the vehicle without the required reflective vest was 0 points and is now 2

· Requirement for safe driving course: 12 points

· Requirement for advanced course: 24-35 points within 4 years

· 36 or more points within four years results in automatic suspension of one’s license for three months

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)