I started another thread about getting tickets on private property, but here's another question.
Ok, so I live in NJ. I'm currently 15, not even a permit yet. I have some nosey neighbors who always called the police on me for driving. By driving, I mean in my driveway moving cars in and out of the garage because I work on the family cars and am currently restoring a car. I have a real NEED to move cars.
I was told by a cop, when I was 9 years old, I could do anything I wanted on my property(driving wise). I have recently had an occurence were the police, I beleive, are getting tired of being called to my house for nothing. If they are called they must come. The neighbors call the police on me regularly for one thing or another, but most usually driving.
The latest incident: The car I'm restoring doesn't have a full exhaust at the moment because it litterally rotted off. I was simply moving the car, but because it's loud someone called the police and said I was doing burnouts. When they arrived I was all done in the driveway, but they saw A tire mark from where I rolled through an oil spot and said it was a burnout mark. As if only one wheel would spin... So the cop decided to be nice and let me off with a warning (for something I truly didn't do ) but then told me I cannot move the cars on the driveway anymore(by law), also she said that the motor vehicle laws span to private property. (Same cop that 6 years ago said I could.) So she lied to me at one point or another.
From what I understand, you only need a license to operate a motor vehicle on public property/roads or private property that the public has access to (ie., a shopping mall).
Am I really breaking any laws by driving in my driveway without a license?