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How to Drive Without a License

how to drive without a license

Learn the truth about how to drive without a license. You have a fundamental and inherent right to travel, just as you have the right to breathe or eat.

How to drive without a license

is an aspect of sovereignty that many people want to learn. Can you legally drive without a license? What is the difference between driving and traveling? Is driving a right or a privilege? What do you say to the policeman if you are stopped? How can you best handle unconstitutional checkpoints? These are all important questions which we will explore here; if you want to know how to drive without a license, you’ll need to thoroughly master the concepts behind them.

Can you Legally Drive Without a License?

In short, yes – but technically you are traveling not driving (see below). However, just because you have a right to do something (in this case the right to travel), it does not mean you’ll never be hassled, intimidated, charged or even temporarily thrown in prison. Rights must be constantly asserted and defended, especially in the face of a growing police state such as the one in which we are now living. That means you need to be prepared to defend yourself. It’s not for everyone, but such is price paid by those who defend liberty and know how to drive without a license successfully.

What is the Difference between Driving and Traveling?

This might appear to be semantics or splitting hairs, but it’s not. The whole issue of how to drive without a license boils down to this. In everyday common English, to travel by means of a car, and to drive, are identical. However, one of the biggest cons of the Law Society is the fact that they have their own language (legalese) which appears to be English but which has different definitions for some key terms. In this case, as defined by legalese, “to drive” is to go on the roads by a motorized conveyance doing business or being engaged in commerce, and it is a privilege. “To travel”, on the other hand, is a right, and no legislation can be passed to strip you of your fundamental, inherent rights.

To state you are “driving” is to unwittingly place yourself in admiralty or commercial jurisdiction.

As a sovereign being, you never need to surrender your rights and exchange them for privileges. This is the way societies descend into tyranny. To exchange a right for a privilege is to ask permission for something (in the form of a governmental permit or license) that you are free to do anyway.

Is Driving a Right or a Privilege?

Driving is a privilege; traveling is a right. A privilege is granted by some authority, and equally it can be taken away by some authority. A right can never be abrogated. Our right to travel can never be stripped from us; it is as fundamental to our existence as our right to breathe.

What is the Case Law Supporting the Right to Travel?

Judges have been ruling on this case for literally over 100 years in various levels of Courts. Retired policeman Jack McLamb wrote a great article citing some of the case law:

CASE #1: “The use of the highway for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common fundamental right of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived.” Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 221.

CASE #2: “The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 579.

CASE #3: “The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.” Kent v. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125.

CASE #4: “The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right.” Schactman v. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941.

For further information including case law on how to drive without a license, I suggest reading the magnificent sovereignty guide by Johnny Liberty “The Global Sovereign’s Handbook” and watching this in-depth InfoWars video.

What Do You Say to the Policeman if You are Stopped?

The best way to handle peace officers, law enforcements officers or policemen is as sovereign, freeman-on-the-land Dean Clifford does in the video above. Politely and courteously state your rights; know the law and quote cases if need be; display the confidence that you know how to drive without a license, and that it is perfectly lawful; refuse to be intimidated; and most of all, be prepared to have a long conversation with the initial person’s superiors. Most cops are completely unaware that they are enforcing commercial statutes in admiralty jurisdiction, and that you can exercise your right to remain in common law jurisdiction. If you are traveling privately and not engaged in business on the roads, you do not need a license.

How Can I Best Handle Unconstitutional Checkpoints?

This compilation “How to Refuse Unconstitutional Checkpoints” features some great firsthand examples. Ask the law enforcement officer if they are detaining you (“Are you detaining me or am I free to go?”); if they say they are detaining you, state that they only have 2 legal reasons for doing so: your consent or reasonable suspicion based on probable cause. State that they do not have your consent, so therefore they must produce probable cause, else they are illegally detaining you. Ask them for evidence of probable cause; if they have none, ask them again, politely but repeatedly, if you are free to go.

If you have more questions about how to drive without a license, you can call Tools For Freedom at 800-770-8802 x4 and we’ll be happy to assist and offer alternative road travel solutions.


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Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at, writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the global conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.



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23 Responses to How to Drive Without a License

  1. Rod Souza Reply

    May 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Please help support our campaign to spread the truth with real evidence and proof concerning this paramount issue of “Driving vs Traveling”

    View our video and sign our petition if you agree and share with everyone you know. The time has come to stop the policing for profit on our highways OPEN by a matter of RIGHT to the traveling public.

    Thank you

  2. Theodore Reavis Reply

    January 1, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Is this in all states right to travel without a license? I showed the police Sgt laws about it. My car was impounded due to my expired tags. I told him that’s state law not federal. The roads are public; I am not in commerce, only going to work and business. He told me he was enforcing VA state law. I’m told him the US Supreme Court see it differently and he refused to follow federal law so my rights were deprived.

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      January 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Cops are generally not taught this thing, so it can be difficult to get them to understand. However, US courts have consistently upheld the right to travel, e.g.

  3. Patrick Reply

    February 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Hey great article , very informative . Would you happen to know if these methods are applicable where I live? (Australia)

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      February 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      I have not had personal experience applying these principles in Australia, but I see no reason why they wouldn’t apply everywhere – at least in Western countries. They certainly work in Canada and the US. Humans are born with inherent, unalienable natural rights, no matter what Government says or what it codifies in its laws.

      I would appeal to cops/judges/bureaucrats at that deeper level, whenever communicating with them. Ask them to disprove that you have a right to travel in writing, etc. or else you will assume that it does exist. Usually they leave people alone who claim this right because they fear the publicity.

  4. Anthony Rodriguez Reply

    March 6, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I’m from a small town called Slaton, Texas. There is an officer here that repeatedly pulls me over for no license. All I do is go from home to work and back. He pulls me over everyday cause he says “I know u don’t have a license.” I think it’s harassment. He impounds my car every stop. Would what you are saying help me in any way?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      March 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Absolutely! I suggest the following:

      – Tell the cop you are traveling in a private capacity, and that courts all the way to the Supreme Court have upheld the inherent right to travel
      – Go to this site (, print it out and have it with you next tome you get stopped
      – Get the cop’s name and badge number. Tell him he is personally responsible for his actions and that he will be personally liable if you bring action against him for harassment and other charges

  5. shannon Reply

    March 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    So how do I void my current drivers license? Is it as simple as letting it expire?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      March 19, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Yes, you can let it expire, or you can go to your local DMV (or whatever department/agency handles licensing) and revoke or cancel the contract with them.

  6. Eli Hobbes Reply

    April 23, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I think this concept is goofy. I’ve seen referenced court case that somehow are not hyperlinked. That is the first thing I notice in these pages of this type of site that is fishy.

    Next, each of these sites, this one included, makes a statement that the term “driver” has a legal definition of a person who is engaged in a work process. Yet they provide no case law reference that such a definition is factual in any jurisdiction.

    Clearly I should research it a little bit further if it means that much to me. At this point I just think I am looking at a bunch of junk science style legal “opinions” of uncredentialed people who shouldn’t be providing legal advise.

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      April 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      I have personally experienced on my own, and helped many others, escape speeding fines, parking fines and “driving without a license” citations by using the information in this article as a basis. Judges and prosecutors rushed to dismiss the case. I know it works from experience. I’ve seen it time and time again. However, I understand your desire for more “proof” and have updated the article to include more case law and sources.

  7. isaiah Reply

    April 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I was wondering,so I am 16 years old can I drive without a license or do I have to be 18 to have this right?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      April 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Good question. I see no reason why children and teenagers don’t have the same rights as adults; however, with a right comes the responsibility to use it and exercise it appropriately. Driving or operating a car or motor vehicle has serious consequences (such as accidentally killing others) if not done with care, precision and responsibility. Therefore, I would suggest you drive with adults for a long time until you have 3 independent adults who can attest to the fact that you can operate a vehicle safely.
      That being said, there’s no reason not to get a drivers’ license. It’s a rite of passage and a good way to test yourself, to ensure you are truly safe. Then, once you have it, you can revoke it; or you can keep it and “travel” instead of “drive”. The point is not so much whether you have a drivers’ license; the point is what jurisdiction/capacity you were in at the time you are stopped by a cop. They will PRESUME you are in commercial jurisdiction and driving, but this is a PRESUMPTION of LAW, not a FACT of LAW. You can assert that you are in common law jurisdiction and traveling, regardless of whether you happen to own a license or not. It’s all about which capacity you are acting in.

  8. val oleary Reply

    May 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Can they still fine you for no license?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      May 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      They can try … but if you know how to defend yourself, no citation will be ably to stick to you, because to cite you for an alleged infraction, implies you have already agreed (through a contract like the State-issued drivers’ license) to follow all of their rules and regulations – which are commercial/corporate in nature. When you travel by right (instead of driving by privilege), you are not in the jurisdiction where you are bound by those regulations. has lots of great info on this in the sovereignty section. It’s well worth educating yourself.

  9. carmen Reply

    May 17, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Love the informative article. I am interested in reading more cases that are similar in nature.

  10. Josh Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    It’s amazing how many people were brainwashed into believing that driving is a privilege. The roads are paid for by the people, maintained by the people, and created by the people. Automobiles were paid for and built by the people. Therefore, the roads and vehicle’s belong to the people. Where in there does the government have to ability to just swoop in and say you need to ask them permission to drive on your roads that you built. The government cannot own anything, everything is the people’s. Making driving a privilege was just a way for government to monopolize the road ways and make it a cash cow for extorting money from citizens. If driving wasn’t a privilege they couldn’t put up roadblocks, tollways, have drivers license fees, registration fees, city sticker fees, license plate renewal fees,….etc. And let’s not forgot about all the tickets fines and lawyer fees that go along with all that in the courts. People need to stand up and say enough is enough. The constitution was created to limit power of the government because they knew governments always begin to become tyrannical at some point

  11. Isaac Reply

    June 1, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Hey there I read this and I was wondering I got a dui and they took my license away in Washington and I was wondering what would be the best way to tell the police officers I’m going to work??

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      June 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      I suggest printing out the case law contained in the article, keeping it in your glovebox and quoting it to any police officers when they try to claim you are “driving” instead of traveling.

  12. mike Reply

    June 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    How would this concept be able to apply to the registration and inspection of your vehicle, as well as being forced to have insurance? Does it mean that their requirement is voided as well?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      June 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Good question. I have heard of cases of some people successfully refusing to register and insure their vehicle, although with registration, you would be driving around with no plates, and you’re an easy target for cops. It would be very difficult to have them accept that. However, ultimately the issue of registration/insurance is a different issue to that of driving/traveling, because it’s all about capacity. You can drive or travel with the same vehicle and do each one at different times.

      There are some who claim that registration inherently means signing over ownership of the item (e.g. vehicle) to the entity that is registering it, however Dean Clifford disputes that. I am still researching the truth of that and have not gotten to the bottom of it.

  13. ed Reply

    June 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I was wondering what if i was driving a car that did not belong to me but was my fathers. I dont have a license and am not associated with the dmv. Can i still tell them that i am not driving and instead travelling even tho the vehicle is my fathers?

    • Makia Freeman Reply

      June 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Yes. Whether you are driving or traveling is a separate issue from who owns the vehicle.

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