No. Not even a little bit. That endangers his life and the lives of everyone around him, which is not at all the same. This is the same as someone who doesn't wear a seat belt, if you get in an accident not wearing one, it's the same to anyone else but more dangerous to you.
Yosemite, I find the fact that people are allowed to die if they don't have insurance completely despicable. I can only hope that when we finally do get universal health care here, people don't develop your attitude about it. Remember, here he would be following the law and would be involved in a car accident. I'm not sure why you're completely fine with him dying while following the law because he ostensibly doesn't have insurance.
I really don't believe people should be allowed to die if they don't have insurance, but to deliberately put yourself in harms way by not following the rules of the road should prevent anyone from draining the public health system should an accident occur.
If he were to get into an altercation with a car he may well be hurting someone else as well as the emotional trauma of someone seeing his brains all over the road after they hit him with the car certainly does impact other people.
But we digress. The whole point of this thread was do we or do we not agree with him being exempt from the law. I don't think anyone should be exempt from the law. If there is no law (as in your state) then it's not even an arguable point - no law, no problem. But here in Ontario, it IS a law and it should be obeyed just as any other TRAFFIC law. This nonsense about human rights is all about him not wanting to pay a TRAFFIC ticket IMO and he's looking for a way out. Our legal system is stupid enough to probably allow it just so they don't look like they are being politically incorrect or prejudiced. He'll appeal (and take another 3 years of the court's time and taxpayers' money), and another judge will probably overturn the first judge's verdict. This will go on for many years likely and in the meantime he won't be paying his fine.