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Link Posted: 6/19/2014 12:54:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 12:57:32 PM EDT by Cyndane]
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Originally Posted By pilotman:
I'll get shit for this but stopping for a funeral procession is dumb. Maybe during the times of horse and buggy, but the modern road system is not suited to that sort of traffic behavior.
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Yep, this ^.

No reason to stop for a funeral procession in instances wherein it is not legally required (& even then it shouldn't be). Stopping when proceeding in the opposite direction is doubly absurd & annoying. I most often see people stop when going the opposite direction on a 2 lane road, or on a 4 lane road when proceeding in the same direction, refusing to pass the procession on the left. Annoying indeed.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 12:58:02 PM EDT
To each their own I suppose.

Personally I don't want to inconvenience a single living person when I'm dead and gone.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:00:17 PM EDT
Drive on. The corpse in the casket ain't getting less dead if you refuse top pull over. Especially in the opposite direction. Jeez, what kind of shit is that?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:01:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By inop:
no divider on road = stop
divider on road = keep going

same for fire trucks
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Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:02:30 PM EDT
Nope, never. Dangerous and stupid - especially when noone is on the same page.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:02:58 PM EDT
What do you mean by "opposite side"? Were they traveling east in the westbound lanes?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:04:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 1:06:46 PM EDT by pale_pony]
"I flipped off some little fuqqer who didn't even have enough respect to pull over for a funeral procession..."







oh...I've been known to pull my motorcycle to the side, dismount, remove my helmet and hold it at my side while I bow my head until the procession passes. But then again, 4-lane divided traffic with the procession in the on-coming lane, prolly not.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:05:22 PM EDT
Here in East Tennessee, we stop, divided or not. Its a sign of respect for the family. People did it for my grandparents' funeral so I do as well. My paternal grandfather was a bit different though, he had 5 police cars leading and another 4-5 blocking traffic.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:11:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Opposite side of 4 lane highway? No I would not stop.
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First post wins again.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:59:33 PM EDT
If others stopped I would also.

I always stop on all smaller streets.

If you do not have time to give that person a minute or two then you need to slow down.

We were wiring a water plant next to a cemetery one time.

First day a funeral procession came in and we stopped working about 5 minutes till they passed..

Well this was a busy grave yard. They had funerals all day at about one hour intervals and sometimes if they were farther apart they had more than two going at a time.

We finally had to let it go and work otherwise the job would never get done. We would still stop if one was right up next to the fence.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:59:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By aquaman67:
Everyone stops here. And takes off their hat if they're wearing one.

It's not about the dead guy, it's about showing respect for the family / loved ones.

Lot of self important assholes in the world I guess.

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This.

You will get your ass beat and or ticketed here if you don't.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:01:14 PM EDT
I would pull over only if it was legal and safe to do so.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:05:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 2:06:27 PM EDT by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:26:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 3:28:45 PM EDT by GeorgeInNePa]
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Originally Posted By joshiedoom:


You will get your ass beat and or ticketed here if you don't.
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Link Posted: 6/19/2014 7:19:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mazeman:
What do you mean by "opposite side"? Were they traveling east in the westbound lanes?
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If you want to get technical I believe I was traveling south east and the funeral procession was traveling north west. So by opposite side I mean the funeral position was traveling in the exact opposite direction that I was traveling.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 7:24:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
In most southern states the law requires you to stop for a funeral procession, and the cops providing escort will give tickets to those who don't. I honestly don't think it applies on divided highways and interstates, but on lessor roads, it is the law.

ETA: Don't worry about stopping for mine, my family has strict instructions, I am to be cremated, no services, and my ashes are to be thrown into the nearest dumpster. Once I am gone, I am gone, and while I certainly won't care, don't want anybody getting hung up over it.
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Originally Posted By hsracer201:
I had never seen anyone stop for a funeral procession until I visited relatives in western NC. It just doesn't happen around here unless the police block a traffic light or stop sign so everyone can stay together.

In the OP's case I would have continued on also.
In most southern states the law requires you to stop for a funeral procession, and the cops providing escort will give tickets to those who don't. I honestly don't think it applies on divided highways and interstates, but on lessor roads, it is the law.

ETA: Don't worry about stopping for mine, my family has strict instructions, I am to be cremated, no services, and my ashes are to be thrown into the nearest dumpster. Once I am gone, I am gone, and while I certainly won't care, don't want anybody getting hung up over it.


Blocked stoplights/signs or non-divided highways/roads I would have stopped but I feel you don't have to stop on divided highways. I don't know about Oklahoma but I know during the Nebraska drivers license exam you don't have to stop for emergency vehicles during divided highways. I hold emergency vehicles at a high a higher "standard" than funeral processions.
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