|Q: Regarding this funeral procession right of way question - I am from Lafayette and the interpretation of it there is based on the right of way "in traffic" i.e. the flow of traffic - they
don't interpret it to mean the entire roadway. I am having a hard time getting used to the way folks up here do it - seems unnecessary and frustrating to us! What I want to know is why is the way this is interpreted not consistent throughout the state? Down there you would not dream of crossing through their traffic, even if there is a big gap and you would not pull out in their traffic or anything like that but if they are going one way and you are going the opposite way then everyone keeps going.
A: You are correct. The state law I referred to before states that processions have the right of way, however vehicles are permitted to pass on the left of the procession when safe and legal to do so. Oncoming traffic is not required to yield to the procession, however processional vehicles do have the right of way for cross traffic at intersections as an example. I hope this clears the law up for you.
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