Is driving an automobile in Florida a right or privilege?
Driving is a privilege everywhere.
its slightly different in all US States. Some will include DUI, delinquent traffic tickets, excessive moving violations, more than 4 at fault accidents per year. Felony fleeing an officer. Wreckless driving putting citizens at risk. Driving is not a PRIVILEGE, it is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT that can not be taken from you.
Some are - some aren't. I've seen very responsible 16 years olds driving and at the same time see incompetent 45 year olds driving recklessly. Driving is a privilege, not a right. The privilege is earned through demonstrating your willingness to properly operate a motor vehicle. Some people mature their driving skills faster than others. More years spent behind the wheel does not always translate into a better driver.
While it is perfectly legal in Texas to do so, as a driver, you must be aware of your surroundings - if both ears are covered by the headphones, you will not be able to hear sirens of approaching emergency vehicles. Driving is a serious responsibility, and a privilege, not a right!! When driving, one needs to concentrate on the road.
If you give them permission to do so they can, or if they have reasonable suspicion to suspect something is going on. If you are being charged with something else (search incident to arrest), they can also search your automobile. Bottom line is that driving is a privilege and with privileges comes a certain level of responsibility. However, your responsibility as a citizen trumps your responsibility as a motorist when in the situation of being…