Yes, soon you will be able to run over any protester blocking a highway. There is one caveat, though. You have to make sure it doesn’t look intentional. You can still go to prison for that. The House in North Carolina passed the bill easily and now it goes to the Senate for final passage and it’s expected to sail right through. This is long overdue. Blocking highways and streets is a crime but protesters make sure they only do it in liberal cities where they are protected by liberal politicians only interested in their votes and not their safety or the safety of those being blocked, which in 2 instances included ambulances.
Republican Representative Justin Burr of Montgomery County was appalled at the sight of street protesters blocking traffic on major state highways in the wake of the officer-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont.
“Who’s street? Our street!” the protesters could be heard shouting.
“As we’ve seen, time and time again, as folks run out in the middle of the streets and the interstates in Charlotte and attempt to block traffic,” said Burr, the bill’s main sponsor.
Burr said he wants to ensure “drivers don’t have to fear driving through Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina.”
The bill “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic,” Burr added.
Blocking highways at night is especially dangerous because cars can drive 65 to 75 MPH. Once traffic is backed up it’s easier to avoid a problem but people wearing dark clothing at night in the middle of the highway must face the fact that they are taking their lives in their hand.