is it illegal to run over protesters blocking traffic?
I heard of people doing it and not being charged. I don't like waiting. When there is an oncoming train, I hit the gas rather then wait 10m.
if this is illegal, why were some people who did this not charged
- STEVEN FLv 73 months agoBest answer
Unless you can successfully argue it was NECESSARY in self defense, it is illegal to intentionally run over someone, even if they are illegally blocking your travel.
It would take more then blocking traffic to make that case. It they were actively attacking your vehicle, you would have the beginning of a case.
- RichardLv 43 months ago
unfortunately, yes it is illegal
- 3 months ago
if you continue to drive they will shoot you inside your car.
There's n crime against doing that; you may be charged with resisting or even evading but there's no crime like 'Ramming a police vehicle' or 'Aggressive use of a motor vehicle' etc.
Also yeah it is legal in the US to some degree. If a protestor (or robber, thug, fugitive etc) goes up to your car and starts attacking you or your vehicle, threatening you with a gun knife etc; you are legally within your bounds to flee in whatever means possible, even if it includes running over the guy.Source(s): Played GTA, if you point a gun at someone through their windshield they are gonna run your ass down!
- CeeLv 73 months ago
Jail may not suit you.
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- Joe in texasLv 73 months ago
If you run over a protester I guarantee you will wish you had waited.
Would you rather spend 10 minutes waiting or a couple of years in jail?
- StephenWeinsteinLv 73 months ago
Yes, it is illegal to run over anyone.
- xxx000auLv 73 months ago
It is illegal to deliberately hit a pedestrian.
- Anonymous3 months ago
It's illegal to run over protesters UNLESS the Protesters are smashing your windows or attempting to make entry into your vehicle. If you are in danger it can be classed as self defense, if you run them over AFTER they begin attacking your vehicle, otherwise you are just going to have to slowly crawl thru the crowd at walking pace.
- Tengu BakemonoLv 63 months ago
If protesters stand on a train track to block a speeding train, is it illegal for the train to run them over?
- SquidmasterLv 73 months ago
Yes, it is illegal.
It counts as premeditated murder.
At all times, pedestrian legally have right of way if they are on the road.