Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz assured the public this morning (Friday) that within a month the fees for the driver's license road test would be reduced by 50%, to facilitate would-be drivers from having to pay exhorbitant prices in order to get their vehicle operator's license.
"Happy Hannukah, and important news for driving students," Katz said, "Very soon the costs of the practical (road) tests will go down by 50 percent. And you, the young driving public, are going to save over 70 million shekels per year." The Transportation Minister stressed that, "This can amount to a savings of hundreds of shekels per student per test."
There are about 120,000 new drivers annually who traverse Israel's highways. There is an average of three tests per student, with an average price of NIS120 per driving lesson. The driving exam will soon cost NIS240 as opposed to the NIS500 that it costs today.