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(photo credit: Courtesy)
The National Road Safety Authority announced Wednesday that it had reached an
agreement with the Justice Ministry that allows vehicle fleet safety officers to
demand to see potential employees’ driving records before hiring them as
NRSA chairman Uriel Linn approached the justice minister on the
issue upon learning that there was currently no legal possibility for an
employer to view a potential driver’s conviction sheet before accepting them for
a job as a truck driver or bus driver.
Moreover, an employer who hires a
worker after seeing a conviction sheet could face up to two years in
“The agreement reached today between the authority and the Justice
Ministry is an expression of trust in the work of the NRSA. The agreement is an
important part of the authority’s efforts to rally all the relevant government
agencies to the battle against traffic accidents and to making Israel’s roads
safer for us all,” Linn said.
“The NRSA sees great importance in reducing
the number of susceptible drivers on Israel’s roads, especially when it comes to
bus and truck drivers, who carry passengers or dangerous materials,” he
Following the agreement, the sides will begin advancing
legislation to enable better supervision of professional drivers.