Have you seen video of protesters blocking traffic and thought, “Just hit them with your car?” It’s common in the Era of Wokeness (see Anti-Cop Protesters Block Traffic in Portland and Columbus Day Protesters Block Traffic, Threaten Driver).
Well, if you live in North Carolina, you’re in luck because on its way to being legal now! Within reason, of course…
It was introduced by Republican Justin Burr and “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.”
“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,” Burr said. The Republican commented that he wants to ensure that “drivers don’t have to fear driving through Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina.”
“This bill does not allow for the driver of a vehicle to target protesters intentionally,” he added. “It does protect individuals who are rightfully trying to drive down the road.”
Next, we need a bill that DOES allow to target protesters intentionally, but this is good for now.
Okay, real talk now. If a protester blocks traffic, and impedes the lawful activities of people who are not protesting (mainly, people who have employment and are expected to be at their places of work for the purposes of shoveling piles of cash into their bank accounts), then those people who are driving to work and not protesting have a right to get to their destination. That is, after all, the point of the road. It’s meant for the horseless carriage. Not the brainless twit.
Furthermore, if, as a protester, you’re “disrupting the peace” by disrupting the flow of traffic, you are (in my not at all humble opinion) a douchebag looking to cause a ruckus, negatively affecting the lives of the common American just trying to get from Point A to Point B. If only we could get logic to travel from Point Liberal Mouth to Point Non-existent Brain Matter. Just think of how better our world and streets would be.
In the meantime, protesters, you’ve been put on notice. Stay out of the street unless you’re hankering to be the hood ornament of someone who doesn’t give a crap over your baseless cause. Amen.