Checkpoints are meant to filter out stolen cars, criminals and terrorists, thats their mandate. To verify whether its illegal or not, cross the zebra line on the Mall Road and the rest would be clear.
9000km just going around the house? Well i seriously dont think that makes sense.
The family issue would most probably be that there is no one to drive us around and we cant get to places or school unless you drive. Well i tell you something, i went to college by bus for 1.5 years, took lifts to go to extra-ciricular activities just because i didnt have my license by then and even though there were two cars just sitting around at home! And if you have a bigger problem, i tell you another thing, my phopha is a VVIP but even my phopo sometimes takes the rickshaw when she has to go out in emergency and never asks my 15 year old cousin to drive.
Live like the masses for a little while, you will feel good about it later on! Obey the laws, your folks would be proud of you.
The rest i leave upon your conscience. Good Luck.