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MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT UNDER LIBERTY THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL ON THE PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES

Palmdale, CA |

HI Ijust learned that it is a right to travel . Its not a privelage. Iam born USA CITIZEN. SO REALLY I DONT NEED A DRIVER LICENSE TO USE THE PUBLIC ROADS . IS THIS MY CONSITUTIONAL RIGHT UNDER LIBERTY ? THANK YOU JULIE

Attorney Answers 4


  1. You assume to much. There us a right to travel. The right to travel does not equate to the right to drive. You can travel by bus, by plane, by train, in someone else's vehicle but still does not equate to a right to drive.

    Driving is a privilege that is controlled by the state. There is a compelling governmental interest to regulate driving due to safety issues. Nice try but your argument and logic don't work...

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  2. You have asked and this question has been answered several times. Travel is rather broad concept,. It includes walking etc.. From a historical sense, you have rights situation in reverse. The states gave up certain specified right to the fed govt. The rest are retained by the states. That includes the right , per police powers, to regulate certain conduct including driving on the highways of the state.

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  3. Ahh, now you have added the nome de plume 'Julie' to your post.....answers will be the same as before.

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  4. NO, it is not your constitutional right under liberty.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239