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Old 11-22-2007, 11:49 AM   #11
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Not only LAW but a respect thing.... I always (When Safe) pull over and allow them to pass.
That'* it in a nutshell right there.

It'* funny how when I was a kid, everyone would pull over and stop for funerals and emergency vehicles. Not so today. At least not everyone. Especially oncoming traffic.
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Here'* a nice overview of the laws regarding funeral processions in various states:

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2004/rpt/2004-R-0303.htm
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In Ohio (atleast around Akron / Cleveland) typically the officer will stop at any intersection with his lights on and control traffic there, and then zoom back up (on the opposite side of the road) to the front of the procession.

There is no high beam involvement, it'* little purple magnetic "FUNERAL" flags.
Same here
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whats weird, in some southern states, is they stop for funeral processions, but not for an ambulance???
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im surprised that it was never taught in drivers ed, at least in mine.

having never seen a funeral procession, i guess i cant really say much about that, but i will pull over if i ever do. and the only ones i have been in are 150+ mile trips so there is much of a procession at all.
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whats weird, in some southern states, is they stop for funeral processions, but not for an ambulance???
I've never heard of that and I have traveled extensively through the south. I know that the law here in Arkansas states that all traffic is to yield to all emergency vehicles by pulling out of their path of travel. But what the law states and what drivers actually do is sometimes different.
Here state law requires all traffic to move over or slow down for a stopped emergency vehicle. For instance, if a police car is sitting on the shoulder of a 4 lane highway (2 lanes in one direction) with its emergency lights flashing, traffic is required to merge into the other lane if it is safe to do so, or slow down and proceed with caution if it is unsafe to do so.

I believe it is productive dialog to share knowledge of traffic laws in places other than the area in which we live.
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im surprised that it was never taught in drivers ed, at least in mine.
I lived across the street from a cemetery for 18 years. While you still have to show respect for the dead, it can get rather testing when you are trying to leave your house and there is a funeral going on.

If I was every involved with a funeral procession, and I came to a red light, I would stop until the light changed, just because I was never taught anything else.
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whats weird, in some southern states, is they stop for funeral processions, but not for an ambulance???
I've never heard of that and I have traveled extensively through the south. I know that the law here in Arkansas states that all traffic is to yield to all emergency vehicles by pulling out of their path of travel. But what the law states and what drivers actually do is sometimes different.
Here state law requires all traffic to move over or slow down for a stopped emergency vehicle. For instance, if a police car is sitting on the shoulder of a 4 lane highway (2 lanes in one direction) with its emergency lights flashing, traffic is required to merge into the other lane if it is safe to do so, or slow down and proceed with caution if it is unsafe to do so.

I believe it is productive dialog to share knowledge of traffic laws in places other than the area in which we live.
this was about 5 years ago, i was visiting relatives in tennessee and alabama. both were the same. idk, thought it was strange.
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