Discussions concerning the 5ng/mL whole blood active THC limit typically involve one or more of the parties involved either directly stating that driving is a right or make assertions that equate driving to a right. Both the statements and the beliefs about the statement are false being that the facts counter these claims and beliefs, as you will see.
1.A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people
– education is a right, not a privilege
– he has been accustomed all his life to wealth and privilege
RCW 46.20.001 License required — Rights and restriction.
(1) No person may drive a motor vehicle upon a highway in this state without first obtaining a valid driver’s license issued to Washington residents under this chapter. The only exceptions to this requirement are those expressly allowed by RCW 46.20.025.
(2) A person licensed as a driver under this chapter:
(a) May exercise the privilege upon all highways in this state;
(b) May not be required by a political subdivision to obtain any other license to exercise the privilege; and
(c) May not have more than one valid driver’s license at any time.
[1999 c 6 § 3.]
Washington Driver Guide
Message From The Director
Welcome to driving in Washington. I am pleased to present the Washington Driver Guide for current and future drivers on Washington roads.
At the Department of Licensing, our mission is to work together for a safer Washington. One way we can accomplish this is through education and careful licensing of the nearly five million drivers sharing our streets and highways.
Driving is a vital part of life, yet owning a vehicle and holding a driver license are privileges that require responsibility. This manual provides a summary of the laws, rules, and techniques that apply to every person who drives a vehicle in Washington State.
Please remember to buckle up, obey speed laws, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Respect for traffic laws and respect for other drivers will keep us all safe on the road.
For more information about our services, visit our website at http://www.dol.wa.gov.
Freedom of movement under United States law
The U.S. Supreme Court also dealt with the right to travel in the case of Saenz v. Roe, 526 U.S. 489 (1999). In that case, Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for the majority, held that the United States Constitution protected three separate aspects of the right to travel among the states: the right to enter one state and leave another, the right to be treated as a welcome visitor rather than a hostile stranger (protected by the “privileges and immunities” clause in Article IV, § 2), and (for those who become permanent residents of a state) the right to be treated equally to native born citizens (this is protected by the 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause).
For much of American history, the right to travel included the right to travel by the vehicle of one’s choice, and courts occasionally struck down regional regulations that required licenses or government permission to travel on public roadways. With the advent of the automobile, however, courts began upholding laws and regulations requiring licenses to operate vehicles on roadways. Constitutional scholar Roger Roots has referred to the forgotten right to travel without license as “the orphaned right.”
Driving a motor vehicle on the highways and byways of America is a privilege, while consuming cannabis is a human right. Comparing the two as equals confounds the debate with a false, baseless premise that is not only erroneous but is also dangerous. It is dangerous in the following two ways; if someone who takes this falsehood as truth may attempt to enforce this right with officer of the law who will promptly explain it is not a right, which could lead further complications for the mistaken stoner for police do not like to be told what constitutes an individual’s ‘rights,’ it is also a lie and as I have mentioned before lying is the tactic of the drug warriors and we can see where that tactic got the citizens of the world.
- I-502, Driving under the influence, and the facts with a dash of opinion. (trixterphillips.wordpress.com)
- Is No on I-502’s “Important Resources” webpage an honest mistake or an blatant lie? (trixterphillips.wordpress.com)