What Should You Do If You Come Upon a Funeral Procession on the Lloyd Expressway?
Yesterday, my daughter and I were headed out to Burdette Park for a day of swimming. Though there seems to be a ton of construction everywhere you turn in Evansville, we got to cruising down the Lloyd at a pretty good clip. Then I saw the lights.
It was a motorcycle police officer that was positioned on the far right lane of the Lloyd Expressway. At first, I didn't know what he was doing but as I got closer, I saw he was helping a funeral procession get onto the Lloyd. I immediately slowed but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to stop or just get over. I decided to stop and everyone behind me stopped too. Then, when the procession ended - I started up again. I assumed I needed to stay behind them but others went around me and were in line with the procession.
So, I looked it up and here's what Indiana law says about passing funerals on a multiple lane highway.
2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. Motor Vehicles
ARTICLE 21. TRAFFIC REGULATION
CHAPTER 13. Funeral Processions
9-21-13-6. Passing of funeral processions; multiple lane highways
Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-21-13-6 (2017)
So, there you have it. You "may" pass a funeral procession on the left side of a multiple highway. Although it's legal, it just seems disrespectful. And I doubt anyone will cuss you for not passing...