Drivers Who Hit Protesters May Get Legal Protection Under New TN Law

Representative Matthew Hill and Senator Bill Ketron have sponsored a bill that would provide civil immunity for drivers who injure protesters who illegally block a road or public right-of-way.

HB 668 says this: 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.

Read the bill text here

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