LETTER: Let the funeral pass

My experience in funeral processions in and around the Sandusky area shows me a need to educate and/or reeducate drivers on funeral
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

My experience in funeral processions in and around the Sandusky area shows me a need to educate and/or reeducate drivers on funeral procession etiquette and laws. The customary thing is to pull over to the right and stop, but on interstates and four lane roads it is not always safe. Drivers should consider safety first and foremost. However, when drivers are able to pull to the side of the road for an oncoming funeral procession the wait isn't that long. Courtesy only takes a few minutes. The average funeral procession is about 20 cars in length. Depending on the length of the procession, once the family and a few cars have passed you can go on -- although waiting for the entire procession is also customary.

Ohio Revised Code:

4511.451 Right-of way of funeral vehicle.

(B) Excepting public safety vehicles proceeding in accordance with section 4511.45 of the Revised Code or when directed otherwise by a police officer, pedestrians and the operators of all vehicles, street cars, and trackless trolleys shall yield the right of way to each vehicle that is a part of a funeral procession. Whenever the lead vehicle in a funeral procession lawfully enters an intersection, the remainder of the vehicles in the procession may continue to follow the lead vehicle through the intersection notwithstanding any traffic control devices or right of way provisions of the Revised Code, provided that the operator of each vehicle exercises due care to avoid colliding with any other vehicle or pedestrian.

Justin Toft

Sandusky

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