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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers

I'm all for pulling over when the procession is for law enforcement, a politician or anyone famous.  But, for everyone else no, I will continue driving in the left lane way out of their way, so I can reach my destination on time.  If they don't like it well I'm sorry, it doesn't mean I'm not affected by a death.  

 

 

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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers

I don't know technically what our laws in Ohio are for this. 

 

I know if I am in any type of two lane road, city or country, I stay behind the procession if I'm traveling in the same direction, out of respect. If I'm traveling in the opposite direction, I come to a stop pulled over (much like one does for an emergency vehicle coming through) but in our area, especially in the country, there are hills that if you stop in the wrong place, you could cause a bad accident when someone tops the hill behind you at full speed and doesn't see you until it is too late to get stopped. In that case, I keep rolling. It makes no sense to me to risk lives for a funeral procession, regardless of what the law may be. I think any law or respect issue needs to take safety of the other drivers on the road into account first.

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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers


@mominohio wrote:

I don't know technically what our laws in Ohio are for this. 

 

I know if I am in any type of two lane road, city or country, I stay behind the procession if I'm traveling in the same direction, out of respect. If I'm traveling in the opposite direction, I come to a stop pulled over (much like one does for an emergency vehicle coming through) but in our area, especially in the country, there are hills that if you stop in the wrong place, you could cause a bad accident when someone tops the hill behind you at full speed and doesn't see you until it is too late to get stopped. In that case, I keep rolling. It makes no sense to me to risk lives for a funeral procession, regardless of what the law may be. I think any law or respect issue needs to take safety of the other drivers on the road into account first.


That's one of the problems with this particular highway, Lee Hwy 11. It's four lanes between the 2 towns (and on the outskirts), sometimes becoming 5 with the turn lane. And it can be a real safety hazard to just pull over on this particular hilly road, esp with it becoming dark so much earlier this time of year. Pulling over isn't very safe.

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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers

This topic intrigued me because of something that happened recently and I found this article that gives the law for each state:

 

State Laws for Funeral Processions

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@Venezia wrote:

This topic intrigued me because of something that happened recently and I found this article that gives the law for each state:

 

State Laws for Funeral Processions


@Veneziathanks for your link, it's very informative.

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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers

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I was right about New York -- if there is a red light, a funeral procession must obey the traffic signals and not go through that red light. 

 

Thanks for that article @Venezia, it was informative.

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Re: State Laws for Funeral Processions & Drivers

Hubby drives both the hearse and the limo (takes turns with another employee) for a local Funeral home since retirement, and the article is right on.

 

Most people are respectful and obey the law, but there are the ignorant and disrespectful that try to cut into the procession.Large processions usually have a Police escort.

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Funeral processionms aren't allowed for the reaso that people must get to work or other responsibilites and obligations. 

In a county where I have another house, there aren't funeral processions allowed.  I understand the various reasons.  Where I do see escorts are with Law Enforcement Officers/Fire Fighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Even so, peole are warned the streets may be crowded. 

 

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@Venezia wrote:

This topic intrigued me because of something that happened recently and I found this article that gives the law for each state:

 

State Laws for Funeral Processions


Yes, it is. I echo Truffle. Thanks so much Venezia!

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@Posh Poodle wrote:

@Venezia wrote:

This topic intrigued me because of something that happened recently and I found this article that gives the law for each state:

 

State Laws for Funeral Processions


Yes, it is. I echo Truffle. Thanks so much Venezia!


California citizen here.  Over in Ventura County you are NOT allowed a procession.  It is against their laws.  I think it differs from county to county. 

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