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Old 01/06/12, 08:24 PM
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Pulling over for a funeral procession

On my ride home today a I was passed by a funeral procession. Growing up my family always pulled over to the side and waited for everyone to pass before continuing, as a sign of respect for the dead. Today about 3/4 of the cars on my side of the road did this while the other 1/4 passed by us confused as to why we were all on the side of the road.

I was wondering how many people on here pull over for a funeral procession?

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Old 01/06/12, 08:26 PM
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My parents always did it and I always do it.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:26 PM
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Growing up in a small town in the south nobody would of dreamed of not pulling over.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:26 PM
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We always pull over. I think that alot of people are just not taught this.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:27 PM
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For some reason in this area we very, very rarely see them. I've lived here 9 years and have never seen one.

In Montana when I was growing up, one pulled over for a procession.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:28 PM
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Always do.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:29 PM
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We always do but so many do not and some will not even wait but turn or cut into the procession. So disrespectful.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:34 PM
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Always do, and here in town there is usually a police officer directing traffic at intersections twhere there is a light or turn.
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Old 01/06/12, 08:35 PM
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We rarely seem them, but yes it is proper to pull over and wait.

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Old 01/06/12, 08:40 PM
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Old 01/06/12, 08:42 PM
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Everyone in this area always pulls over,we can usually tell the 'out of townees' as they don't pull over but instead slow down & stare & act like they wonder what is going on~~

I think it shows respect for the family & deceased but that's how i was raised~~
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Old 01/06/12, 08:47 PM
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I'll vote in dissent. I was born and raised in a small southern town and still say "Yes ma'am" and "No sir" even if I'm the one with gray hairs now.
I won't interfere or cut in on a procession, of course, but unless the guy in the back of that hearse is going to take my place tonight at work, I've got to keep moving.
He's got nowhere to go and an eternity to git there. OTOH, I've still got things to git done.
If y'all do ever see me in the back of one (and you won't) I'll make sure someone waves you around. I't's OK with me, I understand.

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Old 01/06/12, 08:48 PM
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Always pull over here
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Old 01/06/12, 09:16 PM
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Always pull over......its about respect....
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Old 01/06/12, 09:20 PM
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I always pull over unless it's not safe to do so.

I've been in a few processions lately that had to go onto the 4-lane and we were being passed by people in the right hand lane. I thought that was beyond distasteful.
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Old 01/06/12, 09:23 PM
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I've also noticed people not pulling over for ambulances. What's up with that?

I always pull over for both.
"Perhaps I'll have them string a clothesline from the hearse I am in, with my underwear waving in the breeze, as we drive to the cemetary. People worry about the dumbest things!"
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Old 01/06/12, 09:24 PM
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yep pull over
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Old 01/06/12, 09:35 PM
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Pull over.
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Old 01/06/12, 09:36 PM
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always pull over. i have met some out in the country where i didn't realize what it was at first, or couldn't pull over immediately due to a lack of a shoulder and i always feel bad that i didn't get to pull over before the first car or two were past.
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Old 01/06/12, 09:48 PM
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I always pull over. Respect for a deceased stranger and their family is more important than any hurry I might be in.
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