Respecting Funeral Processions & the Law
Seeing a funeral procession may not be an everyday occurrence, however, there are special laws for this sort of automobile motorcade to ensure safety on the road for the procession, as well as other drivers. Here are some quick facts about funeral procession privileges to keep in mind when you encounter this situation on the road:
All vehicles in the procession must have its headlights turned on and its emergency flashers activated.
The procession can proceed through a red signal, so long as the first vehicle in the procession entered the intersection prior to the signal changing from green to red.
Vehicles that are not in the procession cannot enter an intersection, even if the driver faces a green signal, unless the driver can cross the intersection without cutting through the procession.
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