St. Landry

Mar 4, 2013 11:31 AM

Can you exit a funeral procession?

From St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Megan Vizena:

Once you are in a funeral procession, can you exit the procession while it is still traveling?

A motor vehicle participating in a funeral procession shall not leave the procession while it is traveling unless specifically permitted to do so by a law enforcement officer or by making a right turn out of the procession. No motor vehicle which leaves a funeral procession shall be permitted to rejoin the procession.
If the procession has a police escort, whenever the lead vehicle in a funeral procession lawfully enters an intersection, the remainder of the vehicles may continue to follow through the intersection notwithstanding any signals from traffic control devices.

Another important reminder is no person shall operate a vehicle in a funeral procession unless the headlights and its emergency lights are flashing.

Source- La. R.S. 32:300.3.B; La. R.S. 32:300.3.C




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