Do you know or did you perhaps forget what it is that should be done should there be a funeral procession nearby? One important thing to remember is that any driver that is not part of the funeral procession is required to yield the right of way for all vehicles in the procession, even if a law enforcement officer is not providing procession escort. At an intersection, the procession may still proceed even if the light turns red while the vehicles have entered while the light was green. Again, all other traffic is required to yield.
We’ve mentioned in the past how drivers often use their hazard lights during a rainstorm, which is illegal. However, this is a different story when it comes to funeral processions. All vehicles involved in the procession are indeed required to use either their low or high beams and it is one of the very few instances where it is legal while a vehicle is in motion.
Should you have any questions about what to do if you’re in or near a funeral procession, you can read the Florida Statute at the following link:http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.1974.html.
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