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Old 10-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Truckers Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway

Sucks for anyone in DC.


'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen - US News and World Report

Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally.

Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.

Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.

[EARLIER: Truckers Say Their D.C. Shutdown Is Full-Speed Ahead]

The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but "everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out." The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.

D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have "T2SDA" – an acronym for the event's original name, "Truckers to Shut Down America" – written on their vehicle, he said.

"It's going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter," Conlon said, "[and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we're going to lock the brakes up, we're going to stop right there, we're going to be a three lane roadblock."

Zeeda Andrews, a former country music singer helping promote the protest, said last week participants would present demands to congressmen – including the impeachment of President Barack Obama – and give the congressmen an opportunity to agree to the demands in exchange for canceling the ride.

[GALLERY: Country Crippled by Government Shutdown]

But Conlon says that's not quite right.

"We are not going to ask for impeachment," Conlon said. "We are coming whether they like it or not. We're not asking for impeachment, we're asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office."

Conlon cited the idea of a citizens grand jury – meaning a pool of jurors convened without court approval – as the mechanism for indicting the officials.

"We want these people arrested, and we're coming in with the grand jury to do it," he said. "We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people's grand jury, they don't want to do it, we will. ... We the people will find a way."

[RELATED: In D.C., You Can Parade Without Paperwork]

It's almost certain that anyone attempting to "arrest" a member of Congress would be arrested themselves for attempted kidnapping.

Conlon and Andrews say Obama committed "treason" by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against the Constitution.

Andrews said last week 3,000 truckers had RSVP-ed to the event, and Conlon says he's now lost count of the number. He says he's receiving around 100 emails a day from prospective participants.

"What we want to do is go in nice and peaceful and keep it as peaceful as possible... but if they decide to get ugly with us we're going to do what we have to do," he said. "If all I get is one or two congressmen walked out of there in handcuffs, that will be a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government. ... I hope they are all civil enough and brave enough to step out onto the congressional steps."

Trucker-specific grievances behind the protest include Environmental Protection Agency fuel efficiency standards and the high cost of diesel fuel. State and local anti-idling laws as well as insurance companies purportedly requiring technological updates are among the irritations, as is the perceived deterioration of Fourth Amendment rights protecting truckers' cabs.

Whether or not the truckers pack a punch to D.C. area traffic depends on the number and intensity level of participants. A similar three-day protest in 2007, against illegal immigration and competition from Mexican truckers, did not spoil commutes as feared, the Washington Examiner reported. A Facebook page advertising the upcoming ride has close to 50,000 likes.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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now the beltway will be working at the same speed as the government.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the intent, but in realty this will be hurting the average citizen much worse than any politician.
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The average citizen is our problem. Maybe those lazy average fucks will be inspired, quit their bitching and get up and do something. I'm all for it.
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I like the intent, but in realty this will be hurting the average citizen much worse than any politician.
I think it's worth being a little peeved if it gets enough attention.
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I'm with the lezbonian on this one. If it doesn't affect the average citizen it will be forgotten amongst teen choice awards and what ever other popular soap opera/reality tv dribble is popular now. Good for them, I hope their voice is heard and answered.
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Be great when the cops site and arrest the shit out of these guys.

It is illegal after all.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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To do what? Drive the speed limit?
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Be great when the cops site and arrest the shit out of these guys.

It is illegal after all.
I don't think its illegal to drive around in a circle doing the speed limit.
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If I remember right convoys are illegal except for military.

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I don't think its illegal to drive around in a circle doing the speed limit.

It is.

Its called impeding traffic. All trucks in the middle lane can be cited for it.
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This was started by a group that has their own agenda. I don't know many that are getting involved nor are many shutting down for the weekend.
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It is.

Its called impeding traffic. All trucks in the middle lane can be cited for it.
Care to quote the law on that one.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Care to quote the law on that one.
Here is the legal definition of it


Impeding traffic is typically defined when not operating a vehicle reasonably, so as to block the normal flow of traffic. It typically is used in cases where a person is blocking an intersection or driving too slow and causing a log jam. Laws vary by jurisdiction, but are generally follow a standard of "reasonable operation". The following is an example of a state law governing impeding traffic:

" 169.15 Impeding traffic.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law or except when the vehicle is temporarily unable to maintain a greater speed due to a combination of the weight of the vehicle and the grade of the highway. "
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And here is DC's law on it

I. No person shall drive a vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. D.C. Code '40-703(a) and CDCR 18-22-2200.10
II. A person, driving at less than the normal speed of traffic, shall drive in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb

http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/e...oc/dcspeed.pdf
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It is.

Its called impeding traffic. All trucks in the middle lane can be cited for it.
you don't know the capital beltway,its four lanes and only the left is restricted for trucks......this will block this city/area up good ....and i doubt there is much they can realistically do about it.

And again as somebody who drives the CB all day this will be a love/ hate ..i do love all the attention and movements that are being focused on D.C. Unfortuantely this area is about 80% libtards and won't do much to change any local thinking
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And here is DC's law on it

I. No person shall drive a vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. D.C. Code '40-703(a) and CDCR 18-22-2200.10
II. A person, driving at less than the normal speed of traffic, shall drive in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb

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speed limit is 55 ,all the trucks going 55 so that is the speed of traffic therefore what can they be pulled over for.....i know you're arguing to argue but it's still shocking how retarded you are most of the time.

And btw ,that's a D.C. Law you quoted,the capital beltway never actually goes IN D.C....its Va and Md
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Truckers will be driving the 55 mph speed limit?

Obviously, these morons have never been on the inner loop. That would be a huge improvement in traffic on the Beltway. These morons will be sitting in traffic just like all the DC commuters do every fucking day.

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Truckers will be driving the 55 mph speed limit?

Obviously, these morons have never been on the inner loop. That would be a huge improvement in traffic on the Beltway. These morons will be sitting in traffic just like all the DC commuters do every fucking day.

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Here comes the expert on DC traffic.
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Unfortuantely this area is about 80% libtards and won't do much to change any local thinking
This. The truckers will only make liberals angry who would be happy to pass even more restrictive regulations on them.




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Here comes the expert on DC traffic.
Expert at avoiding it.


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speed limit is 55 ,all the trucks going 55 so that is the speed of traffic therefore what can they be pulled over for.....i know you're arguing to argue but it's still shocking how retarded you are most of the time.

And btw ,that's a D.C. Law you quoted,the capital beltway never actually goes IN D.C....its Va and Md


Its not just a DC law. About every state has a impeding traffic law.

Also doesn't matter if you are going the speed limit or not if you are holding back traffic you are going to slow and need to move over.

Lastly since this is semis I'd suspect the cops to roll out portable scales and DOT cops and fawk as many drivers as possible.

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