321.324A  Funeral processions.

1.  For purposes of this section, "funeral procession" means a procession of motor vehicles accompanying the body of a deceased person during daylight hours which is being escorted by a vehicle continually displaying its emergency signal lamps flashing simultaneously and using lighted head lamps and identifying flags, and keeping all other motor vehicles with lighted head lamps in close formation.

2.  Upon the immediate approach of a funeral procession, the driver of every other vehicle, except an authorized emergency vehicle, shall yield the right-of-way. An operator of a motor vehicle which is part of a funeral procession shall not be charged with violating traffic rules and regulations relating to traffic signals and devices while participating in the procession unless the operation is reckless.

3.  The funeral home in charge of the funeral procession is liable only in connection with the procession for any negligent, reckless, or intentional act by the funeral home or any employee or agent of the funeral home that results in any death, personal injury or property damage suffered during a funeral procession.

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  94 Acts, ch 1139, §1

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