Transport Ministry cuts red tape for insulin-dependent drivers

May 3, 2016 03:54
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The Israel Juvenile Diabetes Association recently met with officials of the Licensing Bureau in the Transport Ministry to make it easier for young insulin-dependent diabetics to obtain a driving license. Effi Rozen, head of the bureau, sat with Maddy Ya’acobson, the head of the association, which gets five to seven requests daily from young, would-be drivers seeking help in getting their licenses.

Before they go for their theory and practical tests, they need to present special documents to the bureau about their medical conditions. The resulting red tape often delays their application considerable, as offices lose forms or some information is not obtainable.

“The meeting with Effi Rozen was very successful,” said the association leader.

“We found they had good will, and are ready to make the application process more efficient. We believe there will be an organized process in which all sides get heard and solutions are found for diabetics who want a driver’s license,” she said.

Rozen added that “it is unfair that a disease typical of teenagers becomes a limitation that prevents them from living their lives like peers who don’t have the condition. We will do all we can to make our services most accessible to them,” he promised.

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