A new law set to take effect in Texas addresses highway protests that disrupt traffic. But the Lone Star State is not the only state beginning to pass regulations on this issue.
Starting Sept. 1 in Texas, a new rule on blocking traffic focuses on emergency vehicles responding to emergencies.
Specifically, the new rule boosts punishment for people who knowingly obstruct emergency vehicles from passing or accessing a hospital entrance, making it a felony charge which carries six months to two years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine. Offenders who are sentenced to probation would spend at least 10