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Old 06-29-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Never seen people full on pull over and get out of their car.

People pass on the left with care and also make sure not to cut the line.

That's what I was taught - in driving school, 12 years ago, in Texas none the less.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've been to 3 funerals in the past 30 days and have noticed some people pulling over but most not. I did notice a gentleman on the corner of Hotwells and South Presa who was walking, stop, remove his hat and place it over his heart while the procession passed.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Same here. I think a lot of us "old school" Texans know about this courtesy, but there are so many transplants here and I honestly don't know what manners (ahem...courtesies) are taught in other states.
Just for the record, I'm a transplant. I've only lived here for 12 years. While I love living in San Antonio, I am always quick to point out that I'm not FROM here; I just live here.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was always taught to pull over and stop if it's safe. Can't remember if it was drivers ed or my dad.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Yes, of course, SA fails at everything apparently.

I have been in processions and seen processions where people will pull over and not interrupt. I've also seen some people cut in and out with no regard. And, just because YOU don't see something happening, doesn't mean it never occurs.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Yes, of course, SA fails at everything apparently.

I have been in processions and seen processions where people will pull over and not interrupt. I've also seen some people cut in and out with no regard. And, just because YOU don't see something happening, doesn't mean it never occurs.

I can only assume they did not know...

That is a big "oops"
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I know, they pull over for funeral processions up in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky but certainly not in Texas, no.
Um, yes we do. I have and have been in about 5 funeral processions in the last 2 years and every single time we have had all traffic pull over. These happened in 3 different areas of Texas as well from big city, small city to small town.

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Sometimes they do. The funeral I just went to was like two months ago and everyone pulled over. And that was here in San Antonio.
Same here. But in Dallas and in smaller cities and towns outside of Dallas.

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Years ago while visiting in Alabama I witnessed the same thing. People would pull to the side of the road AND GET OUT OF THEIR VEHICLES and stand by them, doff hats too. I will never forget that. If I'm out in the countryside and come across a funeral procession I try to pull to the side and pause.
I've seen that as well here in Texas.

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Same here. I think a lot of us "old school" Texans know about this courtesy, but there are so many transplants here and I honestly don't know what manners (ahem...courtesies) are taught in other states.
And countries. We have so many people living here from all over the globe and some don't even have basic driving instructions before they start driving.


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The police may or may not be escorting. This is not a service that is just provided for free. If the procession is long, there may not be enough police escorts to manage the major intersections.
Unless it is a police or fire person that passed it is not even a REAL police escort. There are services now that do this instead of the police. They usually have an idea of how many cars to expect sometimes and will have enough personnel to deal w/ the traffic for the procession to go thru.

In Dallas the processions stay off the highways. If the procession is really needing to get on a highway then they will tell people at the close of the service to make their way to the gravesite on their own and give directions. Otherwise, they use surface streets to get from Point A to Point B.

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Never seen people full on pull over and get out of their car.

People pass on the left with care and also make sure not to cut the line.

That's what I was taught - in driving school, 12 years ago, in Texas none the less.

Really. I've seen people pull over and get out even on highways (well, 2-4 lane country highways). I've also never seen anyone w/ an ounce of respect pass on the left. Most people pull over to the right and stay there till the procession has passed. I don't even remember what we were taught back in drivers ed when it was in the schools in Texas (early 80's). I've actually seen the escorts STOP people trying to pass the funeral procession. At one relatives funeral that was out in a small rural town we had no escort except for the funeral home worker that was in the lead car who rode w/ her arm stuck out the window. People still pulled over to the right and stopped.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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^^^

Was on 281 last Tuesday driving from Downtown. Nobody stopped.

The procession was in the far right lane.

People passed in the middle and far left lane.

Like somone else posted, just becuase I have never seen it does not mean it does not happen.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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^^^

Was on 281 last Tuesday driving from Downtown. Nobody stopped.

The procession was in the far right lane.

People passed in the middle and far left lane.

Like somone else posted, just becuase I have never seen it does not mean it does not happen.
I'm not saying it does not happen. I'm saying that people DO stop and let the procession go by. I've personally never experienced ANYONE passing a funeral procession at all. That includes the one right thru Richardson into Dallas at lunch time a few weeks ago that was rather long and not a single car passed on six lane roads the entire trip and the 3 lane service road. If anyone would have tried to pass in the left lane when it was time for the procession to turn left they would have been in a bind.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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I'm not saying it does not happen. I'm saying that people DO stop and let the procession go by. I've personally never experienced ANYONE passing a funeral procession at all. That includes the one right thru Richardson into Dallas at lunch time a few weeks ago that was rather long and not a single car passed on six lane roads the entire trip and the 3 lane service road. If anyone would have tried to pass in the left lane when it was time for the procession to turn left they would have been in a bind.
Ah, now that is an interesting point.

I did not think about the procession needing to turn left, or perhaps a procession getting onto a highway and having to cross lanes for a left exit.

For the one on 281, the procession was in the far right land the entire time. There were police escorts.
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