Hallelujah, people! Denny George, I could kiss you right now! We have known for a long time that it is NOT required for us to "register" our private cars and trucks, and we have also known that it is NOT lawful for any unit of government to license the private right to travel and use the public roads.
Right here in a simple, straight-forward one page explanation, you now have the correct information from an official source.
And can prove it.
And now you can change your vehicle status from "public" to "private". That in turn removes the presumption that you are a "driver" and operating a "vehicle" for commercial purposes.
Here's the key to the door at last.
United States of America
Department of Travel
Private vechicle recordation system for non-commercial travelers.
Private Vehicle Recordation
Motor Vehicle - Public Registration (BEFORE)
The images above and below are for the very same "automobile". As you can see, the above image represents the typical public motor vehicle registration, reflecting an issue date and expiration date. The image below represents the private automobile recording and has no expiration date. This automobile had a public registration that expired on 6/30/2015, but had recorded the private information with the land of Florida on 6/29/2015 to avoid any unlawful activity.
Motor Vehicle - Public Registration (AFTER)
The United States of America Department of Travel (USADOT) does not register motor vehicles within their system and have no authority to do so. All motor vehicles must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles within each respective state.
The USADOT only records private automobiles or private conveyances which are not used on the highway in connection with a business whereby the owner of the automobile does not have any remuneration received.
Affect of Recording In The USADOT System
By recording a private automobile or private conveyance in the USADOT system, the owner does not waive or confer any rights to the state or the federal government. The recordation of the title owner in the USADOT database is to provide a national system of record to identify each and every national’s private conveyance that will be used on the highways, roadways, waterways and airways. This information in this database is vital in the event of a stolen automobile, it can be easily be identified in the USADOT database who the lawful owner of the automobile is and it will assist law enforcement to be able to identify the automobile in the event an automobile is stolen and to be able to notify the proper owner if their automobile is recovered.
Although automobile insurance is not mandatory for a private conveyance, the USADOT encourages all vehicle owners to have at least minimum insurance coverage to protect their property from damage or theft and also to protect other travelers if there is an accident in which they are at fault. Having auto insurance is a responsible action and reduces the financial hardship on all parties in the event of an accident. If one does not have auto insurance and damages some one else’s property, it may cause and undue hardship on the damaged party in which they may have to litigate in court to recover damages. This is an unnecessary occurrence that can be avoided by simply maintaining minimum auto insurance.
We have links to several insurance providers that offers very affordable insurance rates regardless of your age or economic status.
Drivers License and Registration
Automobile owners are not subject to licensing and registration. Only owners of motor vehicles or automobiles for hire are subject to licensing and registration. Automobile owner plates do not have an expiration date as do the license plates of motor vehicles. For more info and the law regarding license and registration exemption click on the link Traveling and Driving and When Licensing Is Required.