I’m just gonna come out and say it: I support this 100%!
With the Trump administration, Law & Order and Common Sense are finally coming back all across the nation!
No, protestors, you don’t have the legal right to protest in the middle of a freeway. No you do not have the right to block traffic and nearly cause a man to die who couldn’t get through!
And now states are introducing new laws to shut down these out of control protests.
A new law is pending in Tennessee that would make drivers immune from civil liability if they hit a protester in the street with their car. GOOD! The law has some common sense protections built in, for example the driver must be exercising due care. That’s fine. But if you’re mobbing my car and I’m just driving carefully down the street, I should not be liable to your for your idiotic damages!
Great work Tennessee, keep it up and I hope other states follow suit!
Here are more of the details from The Tennessean:
A bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would make drivers immune from civil liability if they hit a protester.
The bill, filed Thursday by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, reads:
“A person driving an automobile who is exercising due care and injures another person who is participating in a protest or demonstration and is blocking traffic in a public right of way is immune from civil liability for such injury.”
If a driver intentionally hits a protester or acts in an otherwise careless manner, they will not be immune from civil liabilities, according to the bill.
Recent protesters in Nashville have clashed with traffic as demonstrators close or block parts of major roadways. During a recent protest in front of the Nashville officesof Tennessee Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander Metro Nashville Police responded to an incident where several demonstrators ended up on the hood of a passing SUV.
“Five or six protesters were on the hood of an SUV,” Nashville Police Capt. Greg Blair told The Tennessean. “The driver drove about 100 feet to a TigerMart (gas station).”
This bill follows a nationwide wave of legislation targeting protesters with similar driver protection orders to proposed laws that would hold demonstration organizers financially liable for police overtime pay.