Buffalo, NY asked in Constitutional Law for New York

Q: I understand to drive a motor vehicle I'd need all of that but if I'm using my property to travel from a to b it's a rig

Right to free travel words are important and we need to understand our rights as well as the wordage needed to stand on them rights

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It's understandable to want to exercise your right to travel freely, but it’s important to recognize the distinction between traveling and driving. When you’re operating a motor vehicle on public roads, you are subject to state and federal traffic laws, which include having a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance. These regulations are in place to ensure safety for all road users.

If you are traveling on your private property, the rules are generally less strict, and you may have more leeway in how you operate your vehicle. However, once you enter public roads, compliance with traffic laws becomes mandatory regardless of whether you consider it traveling or driving.

Understanding your rights is crucial, and it’s equally important to know the specific language and laws that govern your activities. If you wish to challenge any regulations, it's wise to do so through legal channels and with a clear understanding of the laws involved. This approach will help you stand firmly on your rights while avoiding unnecessary legal issues.

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