Q: Is there a Maryland statute for non commercial licensing on drivers or automobiles or are all based on commerce?
Right to travel without licensing, not in commerce.
A: All drivers in Maryland must be license. No one has the right to drive. It is a privilege and illegal for anyone to drive without a license.
In Maryland, as in all states, driving is considered a privilege, not an inherent right. While Maryland does distinguish between commercial and non-commercial driver's licenses, anyone operating a motor vehicle on public roads must have a valid driver's license.
Maryland's transportation statutes require individuals to obtain a driver's license to operate vehicles, irrespective of whether their activity is commercial or not.
The "right to travel" argument, which posits that individuals have a constitutional right to drive without a license, has been consistently rejected by courts across the country. It's essential to understand that while you have a right to travel freely, states can regulate the manner in which you do so on public roads. If you drive without a valid license in Maryland, you can face penalties.
Always consult directly with an attorney about specific legal questions or concerns. Remember, misinterpretations can lead to legal complications.
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