As in many other places in the world, Israel also has many car accidents. Drivers in Israel sometimes run a red light or drive at fast speeds, just like in any other country. But the State of Israel is trying to prevent these accidents with a brilliant idea called the New Driving Program.
The New Driving Program, which will be executed on the first of May, has many disadvantages for those who want to get a driver’s license, especially teenagers, who “need” a car in their teenage years. Teenagers will not be able to learn driving theory on the internet or with books, rather they will be required to take an eight-hundred shekel course and subsequently take a more difficult theoretical test. Then they will have to take twenty eight driving lessons and pass a test. If they do, they will be allowed to drive only when accompanied by a person who has owned a driver’s license for a minimum of three years. In addition, that person must pass a course that verifies his qualifications to be an accompaniment for a new driver. Only at seventeen and a half will the teenager be able to drive unaccompanied and become a “real” driver.
As disappointing as it is to those teenagers who will be driving in the near future, this program has many advantages as well. This program will ensure the proper education of Israel’s new drivers. In addition, it will also repair the previous generation of drivers (also known as our parents), the ones who teach us the incorrect way to drive, thereby repairing the world of driving.
In conclusion, the driving world is a dangerous and corrupt place. Even those who teach us how to drive are somewhat corrupted. The New Driving Program, however, despite the many disadvantages it presents to new and inexperienced drivers, will hopefully cleanse the corrupted world of driving and pave the right path for Israel’s future drivers.