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Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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 Hubby and I were driving home today * I was driving* and on the other side of the median, we saw a funeral procession. I immediately pulled over to the shoulder and turned off  the radio. If it hadn't of been pouring rain,  I would have got out of the car to stand.  Hubby just looked at me like I was nuts. He had never seen anyone do this before. I was taught this is a sign of last respect even tho I may not even know the person.  Do you do this or have even heard of this?

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by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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Ziggy-Stardust
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I don't do that, would not do that and I don't know anyone who does. I only make sure I do not pull into or get in the middle of a funeral procession. I let them have their right of way.

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Joslyns_mommy
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I pull over for the procession but I do not turn off the radio. I do think of the people I see driving in the procession and my herat goes out to all of them. I thought it was normal for people to do it.

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Melmomof2girls
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

i have only ever pulled over when its on the same side of the road as me, or going threw a light

mamaleah17
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I thought everyone did that, too. I have always done that.

GDIMOM
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I would get out of the way but not pull over and stop. Never happened to me before.

Shellee272
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I answered yes..I've never gotten out of my car tho, but I do say a prayer.  I don't know where I got it from because no one in my family does it.  But IMO it is me showing respect (doesn't matter who it is). 

Leahmaria7981
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM

I pull over, regardless of which side of the road they are on. I don't turn my radio off though. I live ina  small town, but I've seen people in the city on interstates pull over. I've heard this is something that is more common in the south. Don't know how truthful that is, I've just heard that a few times.

AJmum
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM

I pull over and I shut off the radio but I dont get out

IowaMommie
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM

I pull over going either direction, but do not get out of the car or turn off the radio.  It is illegal here not to pull over and stop and if there is a cop leading or following the line, they will pull you over and ticket you for it.

marshsmom
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM

I don't do this where I live (in the city) but this is a normal practice in the country.  When we are visiting family outside of the city we pull off the road, but I don't get out of my car, but lots of other people do.  I've seen this my whole life growing up but only in the country, never seen it in the city.  I don't think it's odd at all, but very respectful.  I'm sure those in the procession appreciate it!

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