Funeral Procession Convoy

Following up on last week's post, a funeral procession comprises of family members, relatives, and friends following the hearse from the funeral home to the burial site. Due to confusion about when a motorist in a funeral procession can proceed through a red light, many states have enacted laws to outline traffic regulations and procedures for processions, as well as the legal requirements for yielding to such convoys. Procession drivers often receive purple funeral flags from the funeral home to mark their vehicles. For additional identification, drivers are advised to turn on their headlights and flashing hazard lights, regardless of the time of day. It is common courtesy that once the hearse has passed through an intersection, the remaining cars in the procession can proceed without stopping.