Laws Lawyers Find Laws Legal Forms State Laws Bills

GEORGIA STATUTES AND CODES

§ 40-6-76 - Funeral processions

Listen
O.C.G.A.40-6-76 (2010) 40-6-76.Funeral processions (a)Asused in this Code section, a "funeral procession" means an array ofmotor vehicles in which the lead vehicle displays a sign, pennant, flag,or other insignia furnished by a funeral home indicating a funeralprocession unless led by a state or local law enforcement vehicle andeach vehicle participating in the funeral procession is operating itsheadlights.(b)Funeral processions shall have the right of way at intersections subject to the following conditions and exceptions:(1)Operatorsof vehicles in a funeral procession shall yield the right of way uponthe approach of an authorized emergency vehicle or law enforcementvehicle giving an audible and visual signal; and(2)Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall yield the right of way when directed to do so by a traffic officer.(c)Funeralprocessions escorted by the police, a sheriff, or a sheriff's deputyshall have the right of way in any street or highway through which theymay pass.Local governments may, by ordinance, provide for such escortservice and provide for the imposition of reasonable fees to defray thecost of such service.(d)The operator of avehicle not in a funeral procession shall not interrupt a funeralprocession except when authorized to do so by a traffic officer or whensuch vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle or law enforcementvehicle giving an audible and visual signal.(e)Operatorsof vehicles not a part of a funeral procession shall not join a funeralprocession by operating their headlights for the purpose of securingthe right of way granted by this Code section to funeral processions.(f)Theoperator of a vehicle not in a funeral procession shall not attempt topass vehicles in a funeral procession on a two-lane highway.(g)Anyperson violating subsection (d), (e), or (f) of this Code section shallbe guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall bepunished by a fine not to exceed $100.00.(h)Anylaw enforcement officer who is directing or escorting a funeralprocession in this state, whether such service is provided while on dutyor not, shall enjoy the same immunities from liability as the officerpossesses while in the performance of other official duties.
Loading...
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Volume:
  • Mute
  • Half
  • Max
  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-76 (2010)
    40-6-76. Funeral processions


    (a) As used in this Code section, a "funeral procession" means an array of motor vehicles in which the lead vehicle displays a sign, pennant, flag, or other insignia furnished by a funeral home indicating a funeral procession unless led by a state or local law enforcement vehicle and each vehicle participating in the funeral procession is operating its headlights.

    (b) Funeral processions shall have the right of way at intersections subject to the following conditions and exceptions:

    (1) Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall yield the right of way upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle or law enforcement vehicle giving an audible and visual signal; and

    (2) Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall yield the right of way when directed to do so by a traffic officer.

    (c) Funeral processions escorted by the police, a sheriff, or a sheriff's deputy shall have the right of way in any street or highway through which they may pass. Local governments may, by ordinance, provide for such escort service and provide for the imposition of reasonable fees to defray the cost of such service.

    (d) The operator of a vehicle not in a funeral procession shall not interrupt a funeral procession except when authorized to do so by a traffic officer or when such vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle or law enforcement vehicle giving an audible and visual signal.

    (e) Operators of vehicles not a part of a funeral procession shall not join a funeral procession by operating their headlights for the purpose of securing the right of way granted by this Code section to funeral processions.

    (f) The operator of a vehicle not in a funeral procession shall not attempt to pass vehicles in a funeral procession on a two-lane highway.

    (g) Any person violating subsection (d), (e), or (f) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00.

    (h) Any law enforcement officer who is directing or escorting a funeral procession in this state, whether such service is provided while on duty or not, shall enjoy the same immunities from liability as the officer possesses while in the performance of other official duties.

    Georgia Forms by Issue

    Georgia Abortion Forms
    Georgia Children/Juvenile Forms
    Georgia Court Forms
    > Magistrate
    Georgia Family Forms
    Georgia Name Change Forms
    Georgia Tax Forms

    Georgia Law

    Georgia State Laws
        > Georgia Child Support
        > Georgia Gun Laws
        > Georgia Statutes
    Georgia Court
        > Furman v. Georgia
        > Gregg v. Georgia
        > Worcester v. Georgia
    Georgia State
        > Georgia Counties
    Georgia Tax
        > Georgia State Tax
    Georgia Labor Laws
        > Georgia Unemployment
    Georgia Agencies
        > Better Business Bureau Georgia
        > Georgia Department of Corrections
        > Georgia Department of Education
        > Georgia Department of Labor
        > Georgia Department of Revenue
        > Georgia DMV
        > Georgia Real Estate Commission
        > Georgia Secretary of State
        > Georgia Secretary of State Corporation

    Georgia Court Map

    Tips