Author: Tammy S. Ruble
We often hear people speak of a decrease in civility these days. One notable example is the increase in the number of drivers that attempt to cut through funeral processions. A recent article in the Washington Post cited a study by the Automobile Association of America which indicated that at least two people have died and 23 were injured in 2012 as a result of accidents caused by drivers exhibiting such discourteous behavior. In Virginia, such impatience is not merely rude; it’s against the law.
A Virginia statute provides that any funeral procession under a police or sheriff’s escort has the right-of-way in any highway and that no vehicle, not part of the…