Right-of-way at intersections; conditions; exceptions
Sec. 1. (a) A vehicle with lighted headlights in a funeral procession has the right-of-way at an intersection and may proceed through the intersection if the procession is headed by a lead or funeral escort vehicle displaying alternately flashing red and white, flashing red, or flashing amber lights or an authorized emergency vehicle, except if either of the following conditions exist:
(1) When the right-of-way is required by an authorized emergency vehicle giving an audible signal.
(2) When the vehicles in procession are directed otherwise by a police officer.
(b) Before assuming the right-of-way, a person who drives a vehicle in the funeral procession must exercise due caution with regard to crossing traffic.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.8; P.L.80-2012, SEC.7.
Formation of procession and lighting headlights for purpose of securing right-of-way; prohibition
Sec. 3. A person who drives a vehicle that is not a part of a funeral procession may not join the procession or form a procession and have headlights lighted for the purpose of securing the right-of-way granted by this chapter to funeral processions.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.9.
Lead and escort vehicles; flashing lights; restrictions on use
Sec. 4. (a) The lead and funeral escort vehicles in a funeral procession may be equipped with flashing amber lights that may be used only when the vehicles are used in a funeral procession.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provisions in this article that govern emergency vehicles, the lead and funeral escort vehicles in a funeral procession may be equipped with flashing red lights that may be used only when the vehicles are used in a funeral procession. The flashing red lights may only be used to gain the right-of-way at intersections and to protect a funeral procession while crossing an intersection.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.10.
Funeral procession; duty to exercise due caution; required lights
Sec. 4.5. (a) A person operating a vehicle in a funeral procession:
(1) must exercise due caution while in the funeral procession; and
(2) must follow the preceding vehicle in the funeral procession as closely as is practical and safe.
(b) A vehicle that is part of a funeral procession:
(1) must have its headlights and taillights illuminated; and
(2) may display flashing amber lights.
(c) The operator of:
(1) a vehicle immediately following the lead vehicle in a funeral procession; and
(2) the last vehicle in the funeral procession;
may illuminate the vehicle's hazard warning lights while in the funeral procession.
Vehicle in procession; pennants, flags, or windshield stickers; lights
Sec. 5. A vehicle that is a part of a funeral procession may use:
(1) funeral pennants or flags;
(2) windshield stickers; or
(3) an amber light as described in section 4.5(b) of this chapter;
to identify the vehicle as a part of the procession.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.236-2003, SEC.12.
Passing of funeral processions; multiple lane highways
Sec. 6. A person who drives a vehicle may pass a funeral procession on the procession's left side on a multiple lane highway if the passing can be done safely.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.
Violations; Class C infraction
Sec. 7. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.