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do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot

do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

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10 Responses to “do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot”

  1. admin says:

    <rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:1143407429.984041.248820@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com…
    > do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
    > for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
    > restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
    > He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

    If the lot was open to the public, then yes he can give you a ticket,
    if you are in a lot with cyclone fnecing all around it, then you can
    drive unlicensed to your hearts content.

    Were you alone? Was the car yours?  These are things
    that could lead him to belive you intended to drive from
    the lot.

  2. admin says:

    does it make a difference what he believed? the car is not registered
    to me, when i left the lot someone else was driving the car. can i
    fight the ticket in court based on this?

  3. admin says:

    <rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:1143407943.100008.110920@v46g2000cwv.googlegroups.com…

    > does it make a difference what he believed? the car is not registered
    > to me, when i left the lot someone else was driving the car. can i
    > fight the ticket in court based on this?

    Probably not.  If your license is suspended, don’t get behind the wheel.



    jaybird

    I am not the cause of your problems.
    My actions are the result of your actions.
    Your life is not my fault.

  4. admin says:

    <rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:1143407943.100008.110920@v46g2000cwv.googlegroups.com…
    > does it make a difference what he believed? the car is not registered
    > to me, when i left the lot someone else was driving the car. can i
    > fight the ticket in court based on this?

    You forgot to look at the first paragraph in my
    response, I think.

  5. admin says:

    In article <z_mdnY7YBd0JmbrZRVn…@comcast.com>,

    bernard farquart <bernardfarqu…@DELETEhotmail.com> wrote:

    ><rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:1143407429.984041.248820@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com…
    >> do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
    >> for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
    >> restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
    >> He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

    >If the lot was open to the public, then yes he can give you a ticket,
    >if you are in a lot with cyclone fnecing all around it, then you can
    >drive unlicensed to your hearts content.

    The original poster did not say where he was.  In Massachusetts
    the presence of a fence or the ability of the public to use the
    parking lot is not relevant.  A person with a suspended license
    may not operate a motor vehicle anywhere in the state, not even
    in his own garage.  A person without a license may operate a
    motor vehicle anywhere in the state except a public road.

    Connecticut courts also decreed that driving on private property
    with a suspended license was illegal.


        John Carr (j…@mit.edu)

  6. admin says:

    <rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    news:1143407429.984041.248820@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com…

    > do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
    > for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
    > restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
    > He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

    You only need a driver’s license to drive on public roads.  In some states,
    the definition of public roads UNFORTUNATELY includes privately-owned
    parking lots, such as restaurant parking lots.  I don’t agree with that at
    all, but it varies from state to state.  If you lived in MA, for example,
    the ticket wouldn’t be valid, as MA doesn’t consider restaurant parking lots
    to be public roads.  Therefore you would have broken no law by driving in a
    MA restaurant parking lot.  -Dave

  7. admin says:

    > :
    > do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
    > for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
    > restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
    > He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

    Helps to have one. Gives the nanny-stater’s one less reason to harass
    you.

  8. admin says:

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    John F. Carr wrote:
    > In article <z_mdnY7YBd0JmbrZRVn…@comcast.com>,
    > bernard farquart <bernardfarqu…@DELETEhotmail.com> wrote:

    > ><rp_…@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:1143407429.984041.248820@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com…
    > >> do i need a drivers license to drive in the parking lot? I got a ticket
    > >> for having a suspended drivers licence while in the parking lot of a
    > >> restaurant. Did the trooper have the authority to give me the ticket?
    > >> He has no way to prove that i intended to drive off the lot.

    > >If the lot was open to the public, then yes he can give you a ticket,
    > >if you are in a lot with cyclone fnecing all around it, then you can
    > >drive unlicensed to your hearts content.

    > The original poster did not say where he was.  In Massachusetts
    > the presence of a fence or the ability of the public to use the
    > parking lot is not relevant.  A person with a suspended license
    > may not operate a motor vehicle anywhere in the state, not even
    > in his own garage.  A person without a license may operate a
    > motor vehicle anywhere in the state except a public road.

    > Connecticut courts also decreed that driving on private property
    > with a suspended license was illegal.

    Very interesting.  I did not know that.  Could a person with a
    suspended license surrender or give up their license (becoming a person
    without a license) and thus able to drive on non-public roads?

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    > —
    >     John Carr (j…@mit.edu)

  9. admin says:

    In article <1143722980.935271.41…@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,

    Furious George <bugme…@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >> The original poster did not say where he was.  In Massachusetts
    >> the presence of a fence or the ability of the public to use the
    >> parking lot is not relevant.  A person with a suspended license
    >> may not operate a motor vehicle anywhere in the state, not even
    >> in his own garage.  A person without a license may operate a
    >> motor vehicle anywhere in the state except a public road.

    >> Connecticut courts also decreed that driving on private property
    >> with a suspended license was illegal.

    >Very interesting.  I did not know that.  Could a person with a
    >suspended license surrender or give up their license (becoming a person
    >without a license) and thus able to drive on non-public roads?

    No.

        John Carr (j…@mit.edu)

  10. admin says:

    In article <1143722980.935271.41…@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
    bugme…@hotmail.com says…

    >Very interesting.  I did not know that.  Could a person with a
    >suspended license surrender or give up their license (becoming a person
    >without a license) and thus able to drive on non-public roads?

    No.  You get your driving privileges suspended.  Whether you have a license
    or not doesn’t matter.  Sounds like a really stupid law.  I can see no reason
    for it.
    —————-
    Alex