To Pass Or Not To Pass
I was driving on 3132 this past Saturday afternoon, returning from a live broadcast at Premier Homes on Mansfield Road, when I encountered a funeral procession coming down the eastbound side. As a sign of respect, a number of cars in front of me immediately slowed down and pulled to the shoulder, so I followed suit. However, other drivers behind me continued on their way. As I was slowing down I was cringing at the thought of getting rear-ended the first time I drove the 99X SUV. So, I decided to do a little investigating and discovered that in Louisiana funeral processions are afforded the right of way, but can be passed on the left on a multiple lane highway. There is absolutely no responsibility to yield on the part of drivers traveling in the opposite direction; in fact, law enforcement advises against it because of the potential for rear-end collisions. So the next time I pass a funeral procession, I think I'll tip my cap and mosey on.