Bare with me, I'm venting.
If you happen to be driving and a funeral prosession comes by here are some things to remember.
Someone who was important to somebody else is dead. They are grieving. Show some respect and follow the below advice.....
1. If you are on a two lane road separated by a marked line, pull all the way over to the right and stop. Motorcycle escorts will be coming towards you to get back to the front of the procession. If you are in a 4 lane roadway just pull to the right lane. Leave us the left lane please.
2. Do not join the procession. Cutting in and out of the line may put yourself in the line of said escort. I can't count how many of my fellow motormen have gotten creamed by cars entering or leaving the line.
3. Do not pass unless there is at least 3 lanes. This is the reason we "close the back door" on some processions.
4. At intersections don't "shoot the gap" to try and get through the procession. Remember, we are coming hot to get to the front. You poke your nose out and you could get some motorcycle in your door.
Other then that, just relax. This is already a bad day for someone. No need to make it worse with an accident. Just slow, take your time and let the family take thier loved one to the final resting place with some dignity.
For the record, I was almost taken out by an ass clown that decided he was going to cut in the procession. We talked. He understands now.