Is It a Moving Violation to Operate a Vehicle Without a Valid Driver's License?

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Mary Jeremiah
Mary JeremiahDirector of Outreach

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Yes, it is a moving violation to operate a vehicle without a valid driver's license. Driver's licenses are issued by states to citizens and legal residents who meet the licensing requirements, and they are valid only in the state that issues them. Operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license is a misdemeanor in most states.

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