Tourist warning over bad Israeli drivers

TOURISTS visiting Israel have been warned that Israeli drivers are a danger on the road and don't obey traffic laws.


MANY Israeli drivers are a danger on the road and don’t obey traffic laws, according to a US State Department warning to American tourists visiting Israel.

It also warns that aggressive driving is a serious problem among Israelis.

The State Department warning is contained in its updated guide on the State of Israel.

“The Israeli driver tends to make sudden stops in the middle of the street without any forewarning, particularly in the right-hand lane,” it says.

“Drivers must exercise significant caution on Israel’s roads, especially in light of the high number of traffic accidents that result in injury and the very congested streets, specifically in urban areas.”

The State Department also warns US citizens that there has also been a rise in pickpocketing against tourists in Israel.