Protesting has drastically grown in all parts of the country. Although they have the right to do it peacefully, protesters can be annoying, yes. I could imagine somebody annoyed enough by a protester enough with a slight case of road rage would wanna hit one of those mofos. Now? Some states are trying to make this happen, but as long as it’s an “accident.”
I went home to North Dakota for Christmas and my family told me the news that the state proposed a bill where you can legally get away with knocking a protester over with your car (they’re everywhere in the northern part of the state), but only if you didn’t mean to. As in, if there’s a cluster of them on the road and one jumps out in front of you and you can’t hit the breaks or something (icy roads?!) then you’re good.
North Dakota’s on board. And so is Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. Tennessee is the next state to try to get this law passed now too.
According to Huffington Post, the Tennessee bill, SB944, would shield a driver from civil liability as long as the driver exercised “due care.” The language of the proposal does not define what “due care” means but notes drivers could still be found liable if the “actions leading to the injury were willful or wanton.”
See the rest of the story from Huffington Post here.