§ 46.2-828. Right-of-way for funeral processions under police or sheriff's escort; improper joining of, passin...
Funeral processions traveling under police or sheriff's escort shall have the right-of-way in any highway through which they may pass. Localities may, by ordinance, provide for such escort service and provide for the imposition of reasonable fees to defray the cost of such service.
The sheriff in any locality not having a separate police department may provide traffic control for funeral processions when equipment and personnel are not otherwise engaged in law-enforcement activities.
Vehicles traveling as part of any funeral procession, whether escorted or unescorted, may display high beam headlights and flash all four turn signals or hazard lights to identify themselves as part of the procession.
No vehicle that is not properly part of a funeral procession shall join, pass through, or interfere with the passage of any funeral procession under escort as provided in this section.
(1976, c. 361, § 46.1-224.1; 1981, c. 542; 1989, c. 727; 1994, c. 54; 2001, c. 359; 2003, c. 853.)Sections: Previous 46.2-821 46.2-822 46.2-823 46.2-824 46.2-825 46.2-826 46.2-827 46.2-828 46.2-828.1 46.2-829 46.2-830 46.2-830.1 46.2-831 46.2-832 46.2-833 Next
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