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IC 9-21-14
     Chapter 14. Marching Bands

IC 9-21-14-1
Application of chapter
    
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to an officially recognized performing organization, including bands, dance units, drill teams, color guards, flag corps, or rifle squads of the following:
        (1) A public school.
        (2) A private school.
        (3) A state supported college or university.
        (4) A private college or university located in Indiana accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-2
Marching band procession
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "marching band procession" means an officially recognized performing organization, including a band, dance unit, drill team, color guard, flag corps, or rifle squad performing together or separately on a local road or street.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-3
Right-of-way; requirements; exceptions
    
Sec. 3. (a) A marching band procession has the right-of-way on a local road or street and at an intersection and may proceed on the local road or street and through the intersection if the procession is headed by a person wearing a fluorescent jacket or a lead or escort vehicle displaying a revolving amber light with three hundred sixty (360) degree visibility, except under either of the following conditions:
        (1) When the right-of-way is required by an authorized emergency vehicle.
        (2) When the procession is directed otherwise by a police officer.
    (b) A vehicle on the local road or street at the time the marching band procession is proceeding must pull over on the local road or street and yield the right-of-way until the procession has passed the vehicle.
    (c) A pedestrian may not physically interfere with a marching band procession or the individuals in the procession.
    (d) Before assuming the right-of-way, the marching band procession must exercise due caution with regard to crossing traffic.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-4
Driving between vehicles of marching band procession; authorization
    
Sec. 4. A person who drives a vehicle that is not in a marching

band procession may not drive the vehicle between the vehicles of the marching band procession, except when:
        (1) authorized to do so by a traffic officer; or
        (2) the vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-5
Formation of procession for purpose of securing right-of-way; prohibition
    
Sec. 5. A pedestrian and a person who drives a vehicle that is not a part of a marching band procession may not form a procession for the purpose of securing the right-of-way granted by this section to marching band processions.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-6
Lead and escort vehicles; flashing amber lights
    
Sec. 6. The lead and escort vehicles in a marching band procession may be equipped with flashing amber lights. The revolving amber lights may be used to gain the right-of-way on a local road or street and at intersections and to protect a marching band procession while crossing an intersection.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-7
Ordinances regulating band processions
    
Sec. 7. Local units of government with jurisdiction over local roads and streets may adopt ordinances regulating marching band processions.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.

IC 9-21-14-8
Violations; Class C infraction
    
Sec. 8. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.