Jay Fitzgerald points to an interesting video, here, made by a bunch of 20-somethings who were attempting to demonstrate that laws should not always be obeyed. Let me say two things up front: 1. I agree that laws should not always be obeyed; 2. I think the 55 mph speed limit is ridiculous. The irony is that they broke more laws than they obeyed, utterly invalidating their own point.
The people who made the video think they have performed a great service, and proved their points about obedience and the 55 mph speed limit, by videotaping their four-car rolling roadblock on a major interstate highway. They haven't. All they did was create a danger on the highway and break the law themselves.
In most states, as in Georgia where they pulled this illegal stunt, laws prevent driving in the left lane unless passing. Even where laws don't, courtesy does. Not these morons. They staked out all lanes, in a line, and held up traffic at 55. So they broke at least one law (likely two or three) while demonstrating obedience to another, undermining their point. Also, most states prevent operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that causes a danger to other motorists. They broke that, too, by deliberately impeding the flow of traffic. And make no mistake, that was their goal.
Listen to their leader, Andy, at the end, "I honestly was happy that no one did get hurt 'cause, I mean, it really had potential to be dangerous[.] We were dangerous 'cause we were obeying the law."
No, you're dangerous because you're an idiot, Andy.
Note also that the participants, like Kit and Amanda, knew up front that they were "doing something stupid" and admit it on the tape. Those were Kit's exact words. Good move, guys. Follow your anarchist leader and all his bad plans; no wonder it takes you five years to finish college.
They should be charged with violating the Code of Georgia, specifically O.C.G.A. § 40-6-40, which provides in part (edited for brevity and emphasis added):
(b) Upon all roadways, any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic...
(d) No two vehicles shall impede the normal flow of traffic by traveling side by side at the same time while in adjacent lanes, provided that this Code section shall not be construed to prevent vehicles traveling side by side in adjacent lanes because of congested traffic conditions.