Just wondering if this is the law elsewhere or just here.
Arkansas state law requires all civilian traffic to yield to the entire funeral procession. A funeral procession is defined as the police escort, hearse, limos for the family, and all cars behind the hearse that are burning their high beams. Opposing traffic is supposed to stop forward progress until the last car in the procession is past. This plan is designed to get the funeral procession to the graveside service as a group to attend the graveside memorial.
I am wondering if there are different laws elsewhere, because the last three funerals I have attended, as the funeral procession passes through an intersection with a traffic light and the light turns red, Somebody in the procession stops!
Red light or not, the funeral procession has the right of way. I really thought everybody knew this. Maybe there should be a flier included with the memorial handout that outlines local traffic laws so people aren't surprised when they receive a severe honking.