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[–] Gringojones 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Don't quote me because I might be talking out of my ass.

A parking lot is private property and wouldn't require a license any more than driving in your own yard would. Permission would probably be required from the owner of said property.

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[–] SpottyMatt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Probably this.

OP should check state laws.

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[–] chmod 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Which would also mean all stop signs and other markings in the parking lot are optional?

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[–] mrpepperfield 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know someone who got a ticket for rolling through a stop sign at the mall. I would say 90% sure it was mall property and yet still open to ticketing.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Need a lawyer here to actually answer. I usually ignore them in parking lots and watch the people instead.

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[–] 475677 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Parking lots are a shit place to learn to drive. Take them to a housing estate that's just had the roads put in where there's no construction currently going on. Not only will it provide real world experience the chances of getting caught or hitting anything are slim to none as well.

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[–] TheBuddha 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

It is probably illegal. Stop signs in parking lots are legally enforceable. It's both a public and private property, like the store itself. Because they allow public access, the driving laws are probably enforceable.

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[–] Liber 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I’m going to go with this. Because other members of the public have access and there are public laws applied already..

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

One of my only moving violations was not stopping in a parking lot, so I know that much is true. Meh... It was like 1975 and $25.

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[–] Trench 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Depends on the parking lot. Probably still illegal. Ask a cop they'll tell you. Better to find some private property and let them go nuts.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

WARNING: The law on this can vary from state to state. No one here is a lawyer, so don't take their advice blindly.

I'd have to opine that you should consider driving in an empty parking lot without a license might be illegal... But you'd be unlikely to get dinged for it. Assuming there's no interaction with other cars.

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[–] Chimaira92 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No one here is a lawyer,

I'm a part time lawyer, stockbroker, medical advisor, teacher, presidential aid and a mechanic

You can trust me.

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[–] GoodGodKirk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Parking lots are horrible, take them to the race track!

/s

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[–] psimonster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not a lawyer nor a law enforcement officer, but my understanding is that a driver's license is required for public roads and not for private property. I learned driving basics in an empty parking lot.

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[–] SOULESS 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When we were children my father would take us out in cars in snowstorms and go to an empty supermarket parking lot. He'd have us drive as fast as we could then slam on the break and learn what skidding felt like.

We were also brought in quiet neighborhoods and dead ends where people rarely went. We'd slowly navigate the neighborhoods to learn how driving worked.

Didn't have my license for either. Just go to a place where cops obviously won't be. If anyone passes, just have your friend stop the car and pull to the side, then continue on once the other vehicle it out of the way. Nobody will be in danger, and no high stress situations or reason to be caught.

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