Bill Text: VA HB498 | 2012 | Regular Session | Prefiled
Bill Title: Funeral processions; local sheriff and police department escorts. [Track Bill]
Status: 2012-02-28 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026) [HB498 Detail]
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 46.2-828 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§46.2-828. Right-of-way for funeral processions under police or sheriff's escort; improper joining of, passing through, or interfering with processions prohibited; use of high beam headlights and hazard lights by vehicles traveling in funeral processions.
Funeral processions traveling under police or sheriff's escort shall have the right-of-way in any highway through which they may pass. Localities may, by ordinance, provide for such escort service and provide for the imposition of reasonable fees to defray the cost of such service.
The sheriff or police
department in any locality
Vehicles traveling as part of any funeral procession, whether escorted or unescorted, may display high beam headlights and flash all four turn signals or hazard lights to identify themselves as part of the procession.
No vehicle that is not properly part of a funeral procession shall join, pass through, or interfere with the passage of any funeral procession under escort as provided in this section.