2016 Delaware Code
Title 21 - Motor Vehicles
§ 7103. Driving in funeral processions.

21 DE Code § 7103 (2016) What's This?

(a) Pedestrians and operators of vehicles not part of a funeral procession shall not drive between, obstruct, hinder or in any way interfere with the vehicles of a funeral procession being led by a funeral lead vehicle or funeral escort vehicle.

(b) All vehicles comprising a funeral procession shall follow the preceding vehicle in the funeral procession as closely as is practical and safe.

(c) Any ordinance, law or regulation stating that motor vehicles shall be operated to allow sufficient space enabling any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger shall not be applicable to vehicles in a funeral procession.

(d) Each vehicle which is part of a funeral procession shall have its headlights, either high or low beam, and tail lights activated, and except for funeral lead vehicles and funeral escort vehicles, must have the flashing hazard lights activated if the vehicle is so equipped.

(e) Funeral processions shall be subject to the following conditions and exceptions:

(1) Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall yield the right-of-way to an approaching emergency vehicle giving an audible and/or visual signal.

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

(3) Operators in a funeral procession must exercise due care when participating in a funeral procession.

72 Del. Laws, c. 456, § 1.;

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