DRIVING CONCERNS – Is it legal to pass a funeral procession?

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A slow funeral procession may cause you grief if you’re late for work, but they’re slow for a reason, says the Funeral Services Association of Canada (FSAC).

“The procession drives slow out of respect for the deceased but it also allows the community to acknowledge that a death occurs and to pause and pay respect as the procession passes,” says John Greene, FSAC President, in an e-mail. “It is recommended that drivers of lead cars travel at least 10 km/h under the speed limit.”

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