The Ministry of Transport has decided to raise the speed limit on Road 6 (the Cross Israel Highway) from 110 kilometers per hour to 120 kilometers per hour. Bearing in mind that speed enforcement allows for a 10% error of margin, drivers will be able to travel at 130 kilometers per hour without fear of receiving a speed ticket. The new speed limit will come into force in the near future and in the coming days Netivei Israel, the Israel National Transport Infrastructure Co. Ltd. (formerly the Israel National Roads Co.) will begin putting the new speed signs into place .
The Ministry of Transport said, "Road 6 is the most advanced road in Israel and is among the finest roads in the world. The highway has been built to the highest standards and allows speeds of 130 kilometers per hour for its entire length without traffic lights. The highway includes security barriers throughout and broad lanes of standards found throughout the country."
Speed limits on other major highways will also be raised. On Road 1 - the Jerusalem Tel Aviv highway - the speed limit will be raised from 100 kilometers an hour to 110 (in practice 120) on the stretches between Shaar Hagai Interchange and Latrun Interchange and between Shemen Interchange and Ganot Interchange. After the changes the speed limit will be 110 kilometers an hour on all of Road 1 between Shaar Hagai and Ganot.
On Road 2 - the Coastal Highway - the speed limit will be raised from 100 kilometers per hour to 110 between the Caesarea and Atlit Interchanges. At a later stage, the speed limit will also rise all the way to Haifa.
On Road 471 between the Bar Ilan and Nachshonim Interchanges the speed limit will rise from 90 kilometers per hour to 110. On Road 5, the speed limit between the Kfar Hayarok and Rosh Ha'ayin Interchanges will rise from 90 kilometers per hour to 100.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on December 25, 2012
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