I can see these truckers meeting:
Trucker 1: "The government has gone too far".
Trucker 2: "I know, let's create traffic jams and piss off people, that will show the government".
Trucker 1: "Yeah, that's the ticket, YEEEEEHAW".
These truckers involved are ****ing idiots, plain and simple, just like the OWS crowd. They will accomplish nothing but hurt their own cause.
Aggressive driving: LIS > Code of Virginia > 46.2-868.1
Stopping on highways is specifically mentioned.
Cops have authority to impound vehicles parked on the roadway. LIS > Code of Virginia > 46.2-888
Driving 2 vehicles abrest (let alone 3) can be prosecuted as a felony if they want. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Just because you like what they're doing doesn't mean the cops in this area would successfully prosecute. Virginia is a state full of traffic nazis. You can get jailtime for spinning your wheels for a second at a traffic light. A buddy of mine got 90 days and a 3000 fine for going 90 in a 55 on a motorcycle. Yes, they give jailtime for traffic violations here. And they do it a lot, and if these people stop on the highway to tie up traffic, they'll get arrested. At least on the Virginia side. I don't know about the MD side. (Oh, and aggressive driving carries a 3,000 fine).
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Looks like the whole Truckers Blocking DC thing was a publicity scam
Trucker backs off Beltway protest - The Hill's Transportation Report
A truck driver who called for protesting the government by backing up the Capitol Beltway says he made the threat to attract media attention.
Georgia-based truck driver Earl Conlon, who was behind the group “Truckers for the Constitution,” told The Washington Post he was hoping to use the threat of shutting down the Beltway to highlight the industry's frustration with federal regulations.
"The comments to U.S. News were designed to do one thing and one thing only: stir the feather of the mainstream media,” Conlon said. “Nothing gets the attention like the mainstream media, like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers.”
Read more: Trucker backs off Beltway protest - The Hill's Transportation Report
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