Tennessee Bill Gives People Who Run over Protesters Blocking Traffic Immunity

A new bill proposed by Representative Matthew Hill from District 7 in Washington County, Tennessee gives immunity to anyone who runs over protesters that are blocking traffic and other thoroughfares.

The text of the bill is as simple as it comes.
“Tort Liability and Reform – As introduced, provides civil immunity for the driver of an automobile who injures a protester who is blocking traffic in a public right-of-way if the driver was exercising due care. – Amends TCA Title 19; Title 20; Title 29, Chapter 34; Title 54 and Title 55.”

Source : Capitol.tn.gov

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  • Braden

    All states should have a bill like this. These protestors are a waste of space anyway.

    • Columbusite

      You have to be mighty butthurt to give immunity to an act that can possibly kill. You Trumpanzees are off the change. Who let the dogs out? Trump let the Dogs out complete with rabies.

      • Randy Schumock

        They are dumb enough to stand in the road, They are too dumb to be alive.

        • Ole Man

          But not nearly as dumb as you.

          • FlameHazeSnS

            @Ole_Man: Then go stand on the busy highway in the middle of the night and then get back to me afterwards.

          • neopaltoys

            well now that wasn’t very polite. I’ll ask that you retract the comment please.

          • James Fahnestock

            MOVE OUT OR I WILL DO IT FOR YOU

      • Maxx Power

        You get in the way of me taking my kid to the hospital and you’ll end in in my wheel well.

        • Ole Man

          God help any children you have.
          Although I sincerely doubt you have any as I doubt a woman would be with someone like you.

          • LandLord130

            I have 2,one’s a cop,one’s a nurse.THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY!

          • Stephen Schaefer

            To be far she’s far more likable than you. I don’t know you and I feel sorry for anyone who does, since it seems like you are incapable of positive thoughts.

          • neopaltoys

            let’s turn the tables. What if your child say had something serious going on like I don’t know, seizures. Wouldn’t you rush your child to the car and speed to a nearby hospital. Then you see this crowd in the street. Don’t worry because that crowd is a bunch of Dems. They will part the way for you because well, you are a Dem as well. smh.

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            I agree with him. Guess what. I’m a woman. And if you are in my way, say when I’m trying to get my child to the hospital, I’d run you over too.

          • Ole Man

            Enough from you and everyone else with the “trying to get my child to the hospital.”
            Now all of you post the story that was on a Reich wing site since President Obama took office and is unverifiable otherwise.
            When it happens get back to me and I’ll go after those people with you.
            Until then, you don’t have a right to run them over. No matter what the A-Hole GOP legislature says in the backwards state of Tenn.

          • James Fahnestock

            YOU COMMIE.MOVE OUT OF THIS COUNTY

          • Ole Man

            ROFL!. You’re supporting a Putin puppet who says that Russia is better than the U.S.

            And you call me a commie. Hilarious!

            You’re obviously a couple of beers short of a full six pack.

          • James Fahnestock

            YOU DUMB NIGGER. PROTECTING THE IDIOTS

      • Inkednhappy

        @Columbusite You liberal piece of shit! You butt hurt cunt, all you can say is it’s Trumps fault for letting the dog with rabies out, when its members of your party whom are blocking traffic and intimidating people. I don’t care where I am if your useless assholes are standing in the road and its not in a cross walk then be prepared to get your ass run over and hope you drop dead from it!! I wont even slow down!!!

        • Monokuma_Disbear

          Let’s not forget the fact that it’s LIBERALS who are rioting and destroying people’s property. Yup, clearly it’s trump’s fault.

          • Monokuma_Disbear

            People wouldn’t be getting sprayed with pepper spray or beat with nightsticks if they didn’t give officers a reason to.

            Yes, there are some instances where some officers have gone too far, such as kids (like, toddlers) getting sprayed point blank with PS, and even the elderly, but you can’t tell me that at least half of all them getting hurt isn’t the result of some dumbass trying to be a badass….

          • Ole Man

            Nah, it’s anarchists paid by the Koch brothers.

          • James Fahnestock

            KOCH VOTED FOR CLINTON—-YOU DUMB NIGGER

        • Julie

          Leave it to a Trump supporter to use insults and profane insults at that.

          • Glenn Griffith

            You might wanna check who hurled the first insult little miss snowflake.

          • Inkednhappy

            Thank you Sir Much Respect!

          • Ole Man

            You might now want to sit down. You’ll break your ignorant neck.

          • James Fahnestock

            C’MON YOU NIGGER SNATCH.

          • Inkednhappy

            Proud to be a President Trump Supporter, and sick and tired of you cry baby useless assholes out there causing all sorts of problems from beating people up, blocking city street’s, highways, accusing people of being racist, wrecking others property and just plain being Whining crybaby welfare collecting leeches trying to force your believes on those of us who Respect the Constitution of the United States of America! I will say that if you continue to stand in the way of this President and his supporters you will not win, when push comes to shove your dealing with many Veterans, Past, present & future military, police officers, corrections officers, blue collar middle class men & women who believe in President Trump and lets not forget the some 90 something % of Bacon eating, God fearing, Flag Loving, Gun Toting Americans who when pushed enough will stand together and you fucking snowflakes will be squashed under our feet like ants on a potato chip that’s fallen on the ground at a picnic! We put up with that Ignorant Black guy in office for 8 years, we found a way to work together with y’all, why can you not have the respect for yourselves and families to bring America together again! Find someone who doesn’t agree with you 100% keep and open mind and sit down, learn what one another thinks and the reason they are thinking the way they do, share idea’s and talk till you find a common ground to work together! If you can not do that then expect a complete break down of the USA and you will be nothing but pieces of wasted away flesh under our Work Boots! A HOUSE ( COUNTRY ) DIVIDED CAN NOT STAND! Lets Make it the “United” States doing it one person at a time!
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/155d6c87eb7a3f821804439f02251cb139bdfedb36df6b52396f9d91e3bfed13.png

          • Ole Man

            More red staters on welfare than anyone else.
            Constitution guarantees their right to be in the highway protesting.
            Most veterans have rightfully turned against tRump, so don’t speak for us.
            I own guns and I think yours should be taken away because your rant proves your hostile and unstable.
            You’re a racist who prospered because “the black guy” was in office and saved the country after Bush had nearly destroyed it.
            You don’t want a united country. You want everyone who agrees with you.

            You’re a sad, pathetic loser in life.
            Stop whining.

          • Curtis Smith

            It is not legal to block traffic and it is not protected by the 1st amendment. Blocking traffic is not peaceful protest and it obstructs free passage as well as impedes upon the rights of others. http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2016/09/is-it-legal-for-protesters-to-block-traffic.html

          • Robbie

            ^This^. Because liberalism is a mental disorder, these people don’t know that they don’t know.

          • Ole Man

            As long as they are peacefully marching they are not breaking any laws. If they stop then the police may, at their discretion, arrest them if they refuse to move along.
            Even then, it is still a peaceful protest.

          • James Fahnestock

            WELL SAID—FOR A N I G G E R

          • Mimi Kay

            Again nothing peaceful about blocking a road it’s illegal and your ignorant! Please Educate yourself ASAP!

          • LandLord130

            My constitution guarantees me the right to move about as I please,so go ahead,stand in the road!

          • Ole Man

            Threatening to kill someone?
            How Reich wing of you.

          • James Fahnestock

            AND HOW NIGGER OF YOU—NIGGER

          • Inkednhappy

            LMAO!! I didn’t know they allowed welfare collecting nursing home living off the state , dishonorably discharged drunk retards on the internet! First of all if you were a Veteran ( Which I doubt very much ) Because you would have taken the same fucking oath that the rest of us had to uphold the Constitution against ALL Enemies Weather Foreign or Domestic! So you Dumb ass Ole Man go change your depends and sit the fuck down before you get knocked the fuck down you liberal piece of shit! Oh by the way it’s obvious you haven’t a clue about Vet’s because their currently at well over 90% approval rating on OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP.. So sit down and shut the fuck up! “You’re a sad, pathetic loser in life” Looking in that broken mirror again are you?? LMAO By the way a BB Gun is not a Gun !

          • Ole Man

            Apparently you get computer privileges at the asylum on Sundays.
            Who knew?
            BTW, if you’re threatening me, you shouldn’t go there.
            It’s one thing for you to talk your nonsense on the internet where you hide behind a keyboard.
            It’s entirely another when you’re in a cell with Bubba.
            Now, it’s obvious you’re off our meds, so ask your Doctor to increase the dosage.

          • Inkednhappy

            I know you don’t have the balls you were born with but incase you think you do ?
            I do not need to hide behind my computer and would gladly come meet you and discuss this issue. I will bring tissues for you and I’ll even bring a timeout card so if I get to loud you can pull your time out card and I’ll let you compose yourself for 10 minutes.. LMAO I see you like to run your mouth to all sorts of people, talk about a Key Board Warrior !! Then again you can’t get yourself a woman other than your momma or sister which you don’t see much of that here in Indiana but then again your over there by KIN-TUCKY now ain’t y’all.. Now move outta your momma’s basement ( in your case momma’s Trailer ) you lazy fuck get a job cutting tobacco leafs and help put another Mexican outta work!

          • James Fahnestock

            I’M NOT HIDING, NAME THE DAY AND PLACE, YOU PUSSY NIGGER. I’M SO READY TO FIGHT YOU FIST TO FIST

          • neopaltoys

            but what about Obamacare? EVERYONE was happy with this then?

          • Ole Man

            Seems the red staters are up in arms because they may be losing their Obamacare.

          • James Fahnestock

            BUT NOT A DUMB NIGGER LIKE YOU

          • Mimi Kay

            “Constitution guarantees their right to be in the highway protesting”. Really, Again? You make these ignorant statements, are you just a moron? I have read your comments and insults on people but to be just plain ignorant! Really, are you for real!!! You are just a truly gross person who has nothing better to do then insult people with ignorance! Who the heck do you think you are! I have a good idea and i’m kinda thinking you wear a safety pin! Get a life and educate yourself a little more before you comment again. Ignorance is bliss and sheeple will think what you are saying is true! Did you pass your drivers test or did you just miss that question! Standing in the road and blocking any road in any city is illegal! Pedestrians only have the right of way if in a crosswalk or areas made for crossing! It is always wise to watch for Pedestrians entering the roadway illegally, however they don’t have the right of way~you are wrong in your comment in saying pedestrians have the right of way! Every state is different but mostly the wording is the same: Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a crosswalk that are in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to constitute a danger. Pedestrians may not suddenly leave the curb and enter a crosswalk into the path of a moving vehicle that is so close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Where traffic control devices are in operation, pedestrians may only cross between two adjacent intersections in a marked crosswalk. IE: It is illegal to do any protesting on any road or highway! http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/pedestrian-crossing-50-state-summary.aspx

          • Mimi Kay

            @ole man Did you read that!!!! Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing
            outside of a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an
            intersection. Where did you get your information, out of your ass like all your other comments!

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            Clap . . clap. . . clap. Couldn’t agree more.

          • Mimi Kay

            I couldn’t have said it better! It’s all Trumps fault, just like Obama saying It was all Bushes fault! What a crack up these jokers are! 8 awful years finally over and so is the silence that was forced on US! God Bless America and Peace to those who truly love and respect the Constitution of our Great United States of America! This is what it looks like when a bunch of two year old children don’t get their way! Laws were put in place for a reason and to not enforce said laws for 8 solid years is just despicable to say the least! As long as the lying and cheating Clinton’s and Obama’s are gone, I’m happy, happy, happy! Watching our Corrupt Government crumble, PRICELESS! They know that the majority of Americans now know it’s all about the money that is not going into their pockets anymore and they are pissed! We know all Dems in office causing unrealistic problems do not have the best interest of the US at heart! It’s all about what they are losing in the form of the all mighty $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

          • Robbie

            Really? Did you see what happened at Berkeley?

          • James Fahnestock

            SURE, WHATEVER YOU SAY. YOU GOTTA EAT IT FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS. TAKE THAT YOU MORON

      • Monokuma_Disbear

        You have to be mighty retarded to think standing in the road is a good idea…

        • Monokuma_Disbear

          On highways, no less. Where you’ll often have giant vehicles such as semi-trucks that don’t stop right away when braking.

          Oh, and here’s the best part: I hate trump. I hate everything that sentient cheeto stands for. But standing in the road is something you shouldn’t do. Idk what your parents teach you libtarded motherfuckers, but mine taught me that standing in the middle of the road is a good way to become vulture food. Or in other words, they told me NOT to do it for any reason.

          • Dawn Anderson

            So if you hate everything Pee45 stands for who did you vote for?

          • Ole Man

            You’re a liar. You’d eat tRump’s droppings if given the chance.
            First Amendment says people have a right to protest.
            But you’re a commie so the Constitution doesn’t matter to you.

          • Robbie

            It does not say you have right to block traffic.

          • LandLord130

            Protest ,sure,block the road and impede a person’s right to go to work or wherever else they might want to go,NO,NEVER! Stand out there,I’ll be glad to run you down!

          • Ole Man

            And you’d be glad to go to jail.
            You don’t have the right to kill someone with your car.

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            It appears you wouldn’t go the jail in Tennessee. 🙂

          • CarolB

            Yes, you’d still go to jail for killing someone. This proposed bill is ONLY for Civil action. Not for Criminal action.

          • Roger Epps

            You do now …

          • Ole Man

            Nah, you don’t. Even if the law stands up in court, you don’t have the right to run over another person with your car.

          • Roger Epps

            You don’t have the right to prevent me from taking my wife to the hospital or my kid to school or myself to work … Didn’t your mom ever tell you not to play in the street?? Protest all you want but don’t take MY rights away in the process!!

          • Ole Man

            IF that ever happens with you having to take someone to the hospital and then someone prevents you, let me know. I’ll be on your side.
            As for your kid or going to work, they make side streets don’t they.

          • bobby

            It’s called misdemeanor murder and considered public service.

          • CarolB

            Nope. It’d still be murder.

          • Sue Boclair

            Just another speed bump…

          • CarolB

            Wow. SAD that you feel so ready to murder another American.

          • LandLord130

            What’s sad is you have people who think they have the right to block the road and then have the right to start beating on your car and setting it on fire!What’s sad is there are people who think they have the right to infringe on my rights! Protesting is[by law] something done peacefully without damage or injury to others]! That doesn’t fit your agenda,so get run over!!!

          • byron whitman

            They do have a right to protest, but not block traffic.

          • neopaltoys

            that’s the trouble with you Libs. You want to force it down people’s throats. You know why? Because your speech and your silly signs are not enough. We ain’t standing for the bullying. You hear?

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            I think it’s only a matter of time before the “sleeping giant” awakens. Don’t you?

          • CarolB

            What bullying??? And did/do you feel this way about Tea Party protestors?

          • Michael Holihan

            How would you feel if you had a loved one in an ambulance and every second counted that they get to a hospital. They end up dying because these people are blocking a highway or even a secondary road. How do you justify that? There are plenty of places to have peaceful protests.
            If I was to come across this I would let my car gently idle through the crowd

          • floridagirl

            This bill does not allow automobiles to ram right through them like twigs. It does say “due care”, which means if I am inching forward, protestors are to give room – move out of the way. If they don’t get their feet outta the way, that is on them.

          • Sue Boclair

            I’ll be damned if I’m going to “tip toe” through these tantrum throwing, cry baby snowflakes just to get my car smashed in or fear for my life!

          • floridagirl

            Seen too many reports of ambulances not make it through because of protestors and people dying because the ambulance had to reroute the long way .

          • Ole Man

            Might want to look again…

            In the one verifiable incident where this occurred, apparently the protesters, upon hearing, opened a path.
            Also, in this case the ambulance did not have any siren or flashing lights going.

            This unproven BS began during protests by the BLM movement back in 2015.

            It’s always posted by “anonymous” and the story never checks out.

          • Ole Man

            And that’s what I would do.
            In the one verifiable incident where this occurred, apparently the protesters, upon hearing, opened a path.
            Also, in this case the ambulance did not have any siren or flashing lights going.

            This unproven BS began during protests by the BLM movement back in 2015.

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            People don’t have the right to harass other people going about their daily duties. That is not protesting.

          • qu1fffh0le

            You’re a prime example why Trump won, moron!

          • Ole Man

            Trump didn’t win anything.
            The Russians stole it for him you Commie lover.

          • Brad Cole

            Lololololo. Just can’t take losing.

          • Sue Boclair

            I just love pissing off a Democrat with the truth!

          • Ole Man

            LOL! What you know about the truth wouldn’t fill a thimble.
            You gave up your rights a long time ago to your GOP master.
            Unlike real women, you do what you’re told.

          • topogigio007

            You are on hell of a fktard!

          • Sue Boclair

            Oh, brother, if the Russians helped Trump win the election O DUMBO, CLINTON, AND SOROS would all be dead by now! Dream on…

          • Ole Man

            Perfect example of what I posted above.
            How many payments you still owe on your trailer?

          • yerbullshit

            1st Amendment covers ‘peaceful protest’, not rioting, moron!

          • Ole Man

            Bet you would have turned your firehose on the Blacks in the 60s.
            Walking down the street is peaceful last time I checked, MORON!
            ROFL!

          • yerbullshit

            If they are peacefully protesting on the side of the road, absolutely not! If they’re trying to obstruct MY freedom of movement, MY CIVIL RIGHTS MATTER TOO! So screw ’em-mow them down!

          • James Fahnestock

            NOT ON THE HWY, YOU DUMB NIGGER

          • Ole Man

            I’m not. But I have African American friends tracking down your IP address.
            Have a nice day and don’t sit down. You’ll break your neck.

          • Brennan L. Morgan

            Like it matters to you fascist piece of trash.

          • Ole Man

            LOL! You support a commie lover and your call me a fascist?
            Hilarious!

          • Mathew Higgins

            Ole man if you stand on the freeway in front of my truck you will get hit. If you wanna call it threatening to kill someone your an idiot. What there doing is no different then suicide by cop in my opinion so there asking for it. I call it Darwinism at its finest

          • Ole Man

            Until you learn to use English properly, I wouldn’t talk Darwinism with anyone. They might use you as the “before” example.
            I’m sure you would be mean/dumb enough to run somebody over. Another reason to fear the teachings of Darwin.

          • Donald Bradbury

            So why do you think that obstructing my getting to work is valid protest? You are interfering with my rights. What makes your override mine? Blocking public thoroughfares, lighting fires and etc., is destruction, not legal protest.

          • Ole Man

            You’ve gone from blocking a road to fires, etc. Huge leap there.
            They have rights, too.
            You have a right to own a gun. You probably do. That interferes with the rights of someone who has the right, for whatever reason they choose, to not own a gun.
            Can you understand that?
            BTW, I own so it’s not about gun rights. I just picked that one.

          • yerbullshit

            You make absolutely no sense. How does one person (legally) owning a gun interfere with the rights of someone who doesn’t own one? Explain that twisted lack of logic.

          • Sue Boclair

            The only way my owning a gun would interfere with the rights of another is if I shoot them.

          • Badmojo

            Haha sentient cheeto!

          • It’s good that you’re honest. Remember that Jim Carrey line from The Mask: “LOOK MA, I’M ROADKILL! HA HA HA!”

          • Steven-X

            The irony is most protests of this nature are in metro areas when the main victim of the blockage, statistically speaking, are Hillary voters.

          • yerbullshit

            Funny, that’s one reason I approve of it! Time to thin the herd!

          • CarolB

            Really? You want Americans who don’t agree with you politically KILLED?

        • Hermen

          It’s called being too stupid to live

        • Ole Man

          You have to be an A-hole to think running someone down in your car is okay.

          • Charlene Murphy Weaver

            And you, sir, have to be an asshole to think it’s ok for masses of people to harass their fellow human being trying to make a living, get to a hospital. You can’t have it both ways. Use a little common sense (which, BTW seems to be disappearing).

          • Ole Man

            I am and you’re not.
            You have all these morons on here talking about how it’s okay to run down a fellow human because they’re doing something you don’t agree with. Yet, they would and have protested to at things they disagree with.
            And I bet most of them call themselves Christians.

          • Brad Cole

            We’re going to protest just not in the middle of the street. There are correct ways to protest and wrong ways to protest. Y’all picked the stupid way.

          • Mimi Kay

            “They’re doing something you don’t agree with”! Really? Who is the Moron? What they are doing is illegal! Anyone with common sense and values his/her life doesn’t stand in the road which is not in the legal definition of peaceful protesting and is again illegal! They are not helping their cause at all by blocking roads, beating people that are innocently sitting in said blocked vehicles, burning property and inciting riots in places that don’t have anything to do with what they are protesting about! All above are all illegal activities and the Police need to start enforcing in droves and not like the Berkley case with them shooting pepper balls and paint balls, they need to round these cowards up and deal with them as necessary! Give them their day in court with time severed and all the fines for the mess and havoc they created! They are breaking the law and effecting innocent people who are trying to provide for their families! Hey, I’m not saying it’s okay to run someone over but if you happen to be ignorant enough to block any road or highway (which again is illegal in all states), by standing in the road, then you get everything you deserve! No One has the right to block any road, Period! As a licensed driver I do have the right to travel said roads without obstruction by pedestrians! DMV.GOV ENFORCEMENT!! ENFORCEMENT!! ENFORCEMENT!!

          • Ole Man

            Thank you for your ignorance filled rant.
            It is filled with half-truths, non-truths, and hyperbole.
            Now wipe the drool off you chin. Take your meds. And sit down in your trailer.
            I’m sure the People’s Court must be on and you never miss it. It’s that obvious that you get your understanding of the law from shows like that.

          • Monokuma_Disbear

            Yes, I am an asshole. But if you stand in the road, you might as well be asking to get hit.

          • Brennan L. Morgan

            Stand in front of my car so I can show you what an asshole I am.

        • Sue Boclair

          He’s a Democrat, need I say more???

      • Mathew Higgins

        Well columusite come stand in front on my truck on the freeway. Rabies from the humans that you call dogs you low life won’t be what gets you I guarantee that.

        • Ole Man

          Threatening to kill someone?
          You’re the mad dog with rabies.

      • Steve V

        The very act of pedestrians illegally entering the roadway creates the possibility of people being killed. It might be motorists crashing trying to avoid unexpected pedestrians or protesters getting hit right there at the scene, or it might be at an accident caused by the traffic blockage miles and miles away from the scene of the “protest”. In addition to criminal liability, protesters should be 100 responsible for any financial liability that arises as a result of their illegal actions!

        • Dawn Anderson

          Pedestrians have the right of way. Even when Jay walking if you hit them you are at fault. Time spent writing and promoting this law is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Ask how much its going to cost to defend this.

          • Curtis Smith
          • LandLord130

            THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY DUMMY!

          • FlameHazeSnS

            ‘Pedestrians’ WILL NEVER HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY ON THE HIGHWAY! Jaywalking is illegal for this reason. You need to watch the youtube videos of stupid pedestrians jaywalking and end up getting hit (and killed). Also, stop being a liberal and apologist!

          • neopaltoys

            Do you stand up for the Illegals coming here breaking the law by coming in? They make a family here, then the U.S. is the bad guys for deporting them (breaking them up)?

          • Dawn Anderson

            And that has what to do with running over protesters? Are you one of the white illiterates who voted for trump?

          • Michael Williams

            They definitely don’t have the right away on a Highway. On top of that they only have the right away on normal streets at marked crossing areas. There is this thing called Jay walking otherwise and it is indeed illegal. Protesters seem to forget that fact. Plus when you have people attacking cars of people just trying to get home or to work or where ever they may be going then the person in the car has every right to force their way through. None of this matters anyway as, by law, only peaceful protesting is protected. Not this rioting nonsense that has been going on lately.

          • Mimi Kay

            Jaywalking is illegal! Ignorance is bliss and sheeple will think what you are saying is true! Standing in the road and blocking any

            road in any city is illegal! Pedestrians only have the right of way if in a crosswalk or areas made for crossing! It is always wise to watch for Pedestrians entering the roadway illegally, however they don’t have the right of way~you are wrong in your comment in saying pedestrians have the right of way! Every state is different but mostly the wording is the same: Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a crosswalk
            that are in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle or when a
            pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the
            roadway to constitute a danger. Pedestrians may not suddenly leave the
            curb and enter a crosswalk into the path of a moving vehicle that is so
            close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must yield the
            right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked crosswalk or
            an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Where traffic control devices
            are in operation, pedestrians may only cross between two adjacent
            intersections in a marked crosswalk. IE: It is illegal to do any protesting on any road or highway! http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/pedestrian-crossing-50-state-summary.aspx

      • Beverly Johnson

        Whiny crybabies need to stay out of the street. They can cry on the curb!

        • Ole Man

          Yet you’re on here whining.

      • Jim McDonnel

        BLM did this before trump was even in the run up to being president. The laws need to change. You can’t do that here as you’d end up in jail for causing an obstruction.

      • Huh

        It is high time for you lefty liberals to stand-down and begin to support our new President.

      • byron whitman

        What do you think these liberal protesters are out here doing? Rioting, looting, mugging. All because their mighty butt hurt over Trump winning.

        • neopaltoys

          they are doing it because the words are not cutting it. The silly signs are not cutting it. They are FORCING it on us.

      • That’s a racist retort.

        • neopaltoys

          I see nothing wrong with the statement

      • TiredOfMorons

        Oops, your “superiority complex” is showing! They can “peacefully” protest without arrogantly standing in the middle of the road. Restraining other people is illegal and keeping them from going to work or to be with their families is immoral.
        If you or a loved one had a medical emergency and were in a ambulance on your way to the hospital and you were blocked by these people, how would you feel about it then? Not so funny, huh? Actually, you would be friggin’ pissed, and at that point YOU would likely run over those a-holes.
        Stay out of the way morons and you won’t have to worry about being run over! Actually, go one better and get a flippin’ job and you won’t have time to screw with other people’s lives, losers!

      • SemperFi

        I drive a tractor trailer. And if you for one second you think I’m going to put another motorist life in danger because some crybaby assholes are blocking the road you’re fucking retarded. I will not slam on my brakes, I will not jack knife my rig causing it to roll over innocent cars and possibly killing children, nor will I put in it the ditch to save the life of some liberal fucktard. Nope, 80,000 lbs of fuck you is coming through.

      • Charlene Murphy Weaver

        So, if I understand this, you are ok with people keeping their brothers and sisters from getting to and from their destinations – say to work so they can feed their kids, to work where they might save someone’s life, a truck to a store to put bread, milk food on the shelves for you to eat. You’re ok with someone jumping on your car with your kids in it and keeping you from whatever it is you want to do? Keeping an emergency vehicle from it’s destination therein causing someone’s death. You’re ok with letting someone else die, but you think it’s wrong if a protestor is stupid enough to stand in the way of a moving vehicle and gets run over. What the hell is wrong with people? The country is going to the dogs and, trust, me – they’re not Trump supporters.

      • Jack Sprat

        You have to be pretty ignorant of what these people do and the violent act these “protesters” are capable of doing. They are anything but peaceful and are blocking another persons right to safe passage. These thugs refuse to give way to honest people that are trying to get to work, go to the Dr., have a court date, are in an ambulance etc…
        The protesters have a right to protest but when it infringes on other peoples rights it’s a criminal act. The people that run over them are merely exercising their RIGHT to travel freely….

      • Steven-X

        You have to be an complete idiot to perform an act that puts yourself and others in extreme danger.

        You have a right to stand around with a sign and protest. You do not have a right that does anything to inconvenience me.

      • yerbullshit

        Then stay out of the fucking road you moron!!! “Peaceful Protest” is standing on the sitewalk, waving your signs and chanting your (stupid) chants. Once you enter the road, you are a JAYWALKER, and liable for your actions. If I ever accidentally ran one of you assholes down, I’d sue your estate for damage to my car!

      • Brennan L. Morgan

        Its “chain” you fucking retard.

      • David Clawson

        Well stay out of the freakin road and ya ain’t got nothin ta worrry bout.

      • I am God ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        It won’t hurt if you idiots get out of the way. Your choice.

      • Sue Boclair

        Ahhhh, Duhhhhh, Those fools won’t get killed if they stay out of the damn road! As far as I’m concerned, if I felt threatened you can be damn sure I’d run them over!

    • Charlene Murphy Weaver

      It’s obvious “Ole Man” is a troll suffering from dementia. It would be wise to just ignore him.

  • Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

    • Insomnant

      They’re trying to “lead” us off the cliff of demographic replacement, to be dashed on the rocks of Communist dictatorship below.

  • Jesse Larner

    The fascist thugs who support this law would do well to take note of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Did you catch that part about “peaceably to assemble”? But of course the Constitution is never of concern. It’s only about raw power.

    • Robin Villereal

      Once they start infringing on other peoples right they lose theirs!

    • Doesnt peaceably mean “not infringing upon the rights of others”?

      “…The Right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, by horsedrawn carriage, wagon, or automobile…”

    • Mary Ryans

      Fortunately the rights only extend to LEGAL protest, not protest which limits the movement or rights of another citizen.

      So no it isn’t illegals to stea a tv during a protest, block streets or entrances to public or private buildings, or infringe on the rights of others!

    • Clyde_Frog

      Exercising your rights does not include prohibiting others from exercising theirs sorry. And I haven’t seen a leftist peaceable assembly yet all I’ve seen are riots and those aren’t protected by the First Amendment.

    • Yeldarb

      I don’t know what’s worse. The fact that you believe what you wrote or the fact that you wrote it down in a public forum so everyone can see how dense you are.

    • Vicki Fox

      What part of peaceably don’t YOU understand? These people are blocking other’s way to go about their own business. They don’t want any part of the protest. Did you consider that when the roads are blocked, there are ambulances that aren’t moving with people trying to get medical attention. Most of them in danger of dying. These idiots need to be arrested and charged with attempted murder. What would you if your spouse our family was blocked from getting the emergency care they need because the ambulance was blocked? It sure won’t be. ” Sorry but someone was exercising their rights, that’s more important than your life” give me break

    • Tom Kolek

      WOW! What a dum bass you are. Stupid furk

    • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You do not have a right to falsely imprison me, you fascist s–t stain. I pledge if ever serving on a jury trying a person who splattered a protester who was obstructing traffic, that I will nullify.

    • Raymond Havill

      Those
      retsricticng the rights of others are the facists

    • Sal Gaytan

      I’ll bet if this group was blocking your driveway and keeping you and your family from getting on to the street,,, You’d sing a different tune ,,, like get the heck out of my way

    • Fred

      So you’re saying if 100+ people peacefully assembled just outside your house on public street, and they are effectively blocking your driveway and blocking you from leaving your house, that is legal? Little kid, learn what fascism is before you start spewing words out.

    • roidaho

      Shut up dumbass, they are risking others lives. You do that to me when I am trying to save a family member, you WILL die by car or bullet, makes no matter to me.

    • mik3ymomo .

      Snowflakes make up the rules as they go. No respect for the rule of law. They learned that from thier president.

    • whatnext

      How in the world can you get blocking a road is ok from that. You can’t holler fire in a crowded theater. You same Jack wad can’t read the 2nd ammendment but think this falls under the 1st. Poor poor snowflakes.

    • Jamma Dan

      Protest all you want, it’s your right, but let me ask you, why do it in the middle of the road/highway? When you become an obstruction to traffic, you are essentially forcing others to pay attention to you when it is their right to ignore you,…..go protest somewhere where the rest of the public is not impeded, just because you are an attention whore does not mean that we have to cater to you,…with this law in effect, would you still attempt to block traffic? As you can see, we had enough of your antics and would gladly mow the lot of you down without even blinking

  • Loren Larry E Buirge
    • Clyde_Frog

      If they would enforce current laws we wouldn’t need new ones they won’t enforce either.

    • neopaltoys

      who the hell do these people in the steet think they are? They must be willing to die for their cause. smh

  • Clyde_Frog

    Bill or not if I’m trying to get to the hospital and some idiots are blocking the road I’m still getting to the hospital.

    • And so will some of them too I wager. LOL!

    • Ole Man

      In your imaginary car driven in your imaginary emergency.
      You probably can’t remember the last time you left your trailer park!

      • Huh

        Effing liberal

      • Clyde_Frog

        If that was supposed to make any kind of sense it didn’t FYI.

  • Letthemeatcake

    YES! Time for law and order after years of lawlessness, chaos and corruption.

  • fanciladi

    I agree! It’s going to happen and it shouldn’t be the motorists’ fault!

  • Christopher Bell

    The way I look at it is if they are stupid enough to step out in front of a moving vehicle, they deserve to get hit by it.

    • Julie

      So giving permission to commit murder is ok.? Taking any Russian language classes? Will probably need them if our country keeps going this way.

      • Christopher Bell

        Who said anything about murder, which technically these protesters are doing by not letting emergency equipment through? It’s karma by there own stupidity, not to mention they are infringing on everyone else’s freedom to travel legally along the roadway (which is illegal).

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Actually, the bill should legalize rendering into stains those who obstruct traffic. Blocking traffic is NOT protesting and your right to free speech ends when you start infringing my rights.

  • threegrand

    There could be emergency vehicles such as an ambulance trying to get someone to the hospital a couple miles back but can’t get through because of protestors.

    • Robbie

      This has already happened on a couple of occasions.

  • Roger Long

    OK, I’ll take the sights of my car, I can use open sights. If you’re in front of me and try to stop me, my bad.

  • Sal Gaytan

    Lack of respect for others who are on the road minding their own business, trying to live life and attend to daily life. these selfish spoiled brats think that the world should revolve around their needs and they are wrong. Its not good to hurt others but if i was on the road at the front of that car line, I’d be tempted to put the pedal to the medal.

  • Kenyan Mocker

    The left is once again on record for saying they see violence as a method to obtain their goals. The more we see this it should make it clear they will not respect your rights and may without notice or provocation harm you and those you love.

    • Josephine Miller
    • You act as if people are seeking out protesters to run them over. If you are dumb enough to block traffic on roads, you deserve what you get.

      • neopaltoys

        yep. THEY are the ones looking for a fight.

    • neopaltoys

      they will try

  • bowie1

    I see this is a proposed bill and not yet passed.

    • Glenn Griffith

      That’s usually how it starts. LOL It’s actually already a law however. You can’t stop someones free movement.

  • a80a

    slowly but surely I will proceed though a human road block, if someone gets brushed back or a foot run over then so be it, if the blockers show a violent tendency then rather than have my car damaged by them, I will hit the gas and increase speed for my own safety, beware of the dark grey trailblazer.

    • Insomnant

      “Trailblazer,” what an apt name!

  • maria Isabella sturges

    Protest is a right,what you doing is delinquency and create more hatred. Matthew Hill is the one who has to run to lose weight

    • mik3ymomo .

      Protest means what? It’s not what you think. Not getting your way and having a fit about it, creating chaos and anarchy isn’t your right there snowflake.
      People elected this administration so respect the process. No one blocked traffic when that socialist was elected, when he turned his back on our allies and embraced our enemies. We voted when the time came to change it.
      I suggest you get with the program. This chaos is already marginalizing your cause.

      • Mike Morris

        People didn’t vote in this administration. He lost the popular vote.

        • Mickey

          But it’s electoral votes that matter. It’s like saying my baseball team had more hits so they should have won, it’s not the hits but the runs scored that count.

          • Glenn Griffith

            Very good example.

        • Glenn Griffith

          Actually, they did. Just because you don’t like the system doesnt mean it didn’t work. This is a Representative Democratic Republic. You should maybe educate yourself about what that means.

    • Jamma Dan

      Sure, you have the right to protest, and I have the right to ignore your protest,….by obstructing traffic, you are in effect forcing me to pay attention to your protest regardless if I want to or not,….that’s an infringement of my rights,…this law makes it fair game,…you can attempt to force me,…but if I were you I would not argue with a 2 ton mass travelling at 60 mph

    • Glenn Griffith

      Peaceful protest is not what’s being discussed. Blocking a road is not protected speech….in fact…it’s already illegal nation wide. You can stop someone’s free movement….period.

  • Craigster

    How about a bill that gives immunity to people who beat the shit out of protesters (filthy liberal worms).

    • Insomnant

      Yeah, it could be called “Patriot Protection Act” or something.

  • Randy Schumock

    I hope Every State does this . They are dumb enough to stand in the road, They are too dumb to be alive.

  • ed

    The only problem I see is where is the point system. Do you get extra points for hitting two at a time? Extra for three?

    • Insomnant

      M-m-m-monster kill- kill- kill!

    • annrein

      Ala Death Race 2000 😉

      • neopaltoys

        as long as it’s the one with Sly in it. 😉

  • Insomnant

    Time to weld the snow plow to the front of the ol’ Mad Max-mobile and start running down some Communists!

    Make America Great Again, one Red smear at a time!

  • LaMont Cuellar-Allen

    As soon as some close to you gets hit come back and reply

    • Insomnant

      I’m not close to Communist shit stains trying to destroy our country.

      And if anyone I am close to secretly is one, they need to get run over.

  • whatnext

    Instead of giving them a pass, give them a reward!!!

  • Don Smith

    This bill (if it’s true) gives CIVIL Immunity if you run over a protester, and only if the driver was exercising “due care.” You can still face criminal charges and prison.

  • Mark Brown

    should be federal law

  • Mark Brown

    playing red rover with a car just shows some people need to get out of the gene pool

  • Robert Colontonio

    we should do this with running & walking marathons and bicycle marathons.none of these need to be blocking traffic.

  • disqus_10OF4byv9w

    Right or wrong, legal or illegal, intelligent or stupid. What kind of pathetic human being runs down and likely injures or kills someone simply because they are in the wrong spot?
    Normalizing hate and a disregard for human life… So far that is trumps greatest achievement.

    • Glenn Griffith

      And yet it’s not the trump supporters that are vandalizing, burning, and rioting. Hard to say they are normalizing hate and disregard for life when it’s the left that has killed people while throwing the worlds largest temper tantrum.

    • FlameHazeSnS

      ‘they are in the wrong spot?’

      They are intentionally blocking the vehicles. They’re the ones who are the pathetic human beings and disregarding for the human life in the vehicles. What if there’s a patient in the ambulance and needs to go to hospital but can’t do so because of those scumbags? Your greatest achievement is being stupidity and ignorance.

    • You’ve been drinking the left wing extremist fool aid. 0bama normalized the hatemongering, while Hillary normalized the disregard for human life.

  • Charles Bundy

    As long as you take the appropriate steps to warn them, like honking your horn I’m sure that would absolve you of liability. The only thing is you’d have to stop or be subject to hit and run. And stopping is probly not gonna work out if there is a crowd.

  • jazkeys
  • Ole Man

    Anyone supporting this bill supports legalizing the murder of another human being.
    And I’d bet most of you are also pro-birth.
    Guess what, jerks, the Constitution gives people the right to be there.
    This A-hole legislature and anyone who supports him and this stupid law is a Communist.

    • Robbie

      Please show me where the Constitution gives people the right to infringe on other people’s rights.

    • FlameHazeSnS

      YOU DO REALIZE THAT IT’S AGAINST THE LAW TO BLOCK THE MOVING VEHICLES ON THE HIGHWAY??? IF THOSE PROTESTERS GET HIT BY THEM, TOO BAD FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY’RE ALREADY CRIMINALS THE MOMENT THEY BLOCKED THE HIGHWAY. YOU NEED TO STOP BEING A F’KING LIBERAL AND APOLOGIST!

      • Ole Man

        You need to do something about your anger issues.

        • James Fahnestock

          OK, I’M READY, MY FIST, YOUR FACE

  • Huh

    Can I then sue the persons estate for the damage caused to my vehicle?

  • Bill Gillin

    I read… slow down, look both ways, say excuse me and then press on to your golf game.

  • Hermen

    This is what the protesters understand and it’s all they understand when they want to use any kind of force and call it free speech. It needs to end

  • If some fool blocks traffic and gets run over as a result, that dingbat deserves the Darwin award. I pity the whiny dingbats.

  • Zach

    Awesome, I cant wait to take a ride through Tennessee and run over a whole bunch of pro-life, westboro baptist church, and anti-gay protesters all in the same trip! (That’s right, two can play this game you conservative scumbags)…

  • Zach

    Awesome, I cant wait to take a ride through Tennessee and run over a whole bunch of pro-life, westboro baptist church, and anti-gay protesters all in the same trip! (That’s right, two can play this game you conservative scumbags)…

  • Zach

    Awesome, I cant wait to take a ride through Tennessee and run over a whole bunch of pro-life, westboro baptist church, and anti-gay protesters all in the same trip! (That’s right, two can play this game you conservative scumbags)…

  • Zach

    Awesome, I cant wait to take a ride through Tennessee and run over a whole bunch of pro-life, westboro baptist church, and anti-gay protesters all in the same trip! (That’s right, two can play this game you conservative scumbags)

  • Zach

    conservatives are awful people…

  • Zach

    #impeachtrump

  • Zach

    A socialist revolution is coming! #jointheresistance #feelthebern #blacklivesmatter #$15anhour!!!!!!

  • Winston Null

    I believe it is idiotic to make the law. It is not needed. What is needed is law enforcement who will enforce the law. There needs to be zero tolerance every time. Arrest these people and it will start to come to an end very quickly

  • PabloEscobar

    “If the driver was exercising due care.” What does that mean?

  • Henry L

    What an excellent idea.

  • Guy Bivens

    When a deer runs or jumps in front of your car and you hit it, it’s not your fault, but deer, unlike LIBTURD NAZI PROTESTERS, don’t bash all of your windows out and try and pull you from your vehicle to beat and kill you in a massive herd. IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO BLOCK A STREET OR FREEWAY WITH CARS THAT CAN RUN OVER YOU, IT’S YOUR OWN STUPID ASS FAULT, IF YOU TRY TO FUCK WITH THE BIG ASS CARS AND THEY RUN YOU OVER THERE JUST IS NO GOOD EXPLANATION OTHER THAN YOU WANT TO COMMIT FUCKING SUICIDE.

  • Guy Bivens

    And if you are insanely, psychotically stupid to try and pull someone out of their car, AND THAT PERSON HAS A CCW AND IS FEAR OF THEIR LIFE, YOUR DUMBASS MOMMY AND MOMMY DIDN’T TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH, SO YOU REALLY DO WANT TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

  • Kanoa

    I am a diplomat I can already do that anyways lol

  • Jacob45

    Most excellent rule.

  • topogigio007

    Looks like time to keep the snow plow on. LOOOOOOVE IT!

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