C'tee on legislation okays overhaul of driver training

November 21, 2010 19:26

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday a bill prepared by the Ministry of Transportation calling for a drastic overhaul of the system of training new drivers.

According to the bill, the government will establish about 100 Driver Training Centers (DTC) to replace the roughly 500 driving schools that currently prepare new drivers to obtain their licenses.

Students will be able to begin their lessons at the age of 16 and-a-half; at the age of 16 and nine months, they will be able to take the test if they have fulfilled the preconditions. Today, students may not drive on the road before the age of 17.

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