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Do drivers pull over when a funeral procession drives by?

  1. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    Do drivers pull over when a funeral procession drives by?

    in my city, when there is a funeral procession driving to a graveyard, we pull over and wait till they pass before continuing but i've noticed that some cities don't do that, do people in your city pull over?

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image70
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    No, we live fairly near the cemetary and I cannot remember the last time I saw anyone slow down, yet alone pull over

  3. Writer David profile image79
    Writer Davidposted 6 years ago

    It depends.  In my city, if it is a two lane road, everyone in opposite lane pulls over out of respect.  But, if it is 4 lane or more, everyone just keeps going.

  4. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    Yes they do. I don't live in a city, but in our large towns and my village and the surrounding ones everyone slows down or pulls in and they wait until the procession has past. It's just having a bit of respect and manners.

  5. Guanta profile image71
    Guantaposted 6 years ago

    You've reminded me of how common a practice that used to be.  I hope it is still the practice, it is such a considerate thing to do.

  6. 6hotfingers3 profile image58
    6hotfingers3posted 6 years ago

    I remember as a child that was an automatic thing to do. That is to pull to the side when a funeral procession is going by. But today it seems people are in a hurry to do everything. They will cut through a procession and go about their business if they do not see a police escort.
    I have felt like doing the same thing when the  procession seems to have an usually large number of cars in the procession. I feel impatient too but out of respect for the family and deceased person I wait until it ends or I make a U-turn when I can. But I  will not cut through the procession. I think that is disrespectful.

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    vinsanityposted 6 years ago

    Yes, you are supposed to. The first time it happened to me I did not realize and then some guy was yelling out of his truck at me to pull over. A funny experience.