Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
If you're attending a funeral service and will also be traveling with other attendees for the burial, you'll likely be in one of the vehicles that makes up the funeral procession. If you haven't previously driven in a procession, the good news is that it's pretty easy — for the most part, all you have to do is stay in line and maintain a close distance to the vehicle in front of you. If you're asked to bring up the rear, however, there are a few duties that you'll need to keep in mind. Often, a funeral home vehicle such as a town car will perform this duty, but there are cases in which a funeral attendee is asked to drive at the rear of the pack. Here are some responsibilities that you'll have.
If you know in advance of the funeral that you'll be assuming the role of the tail car in the procession, this means that you'll be leaving the funeral home parking lot last. To this end, make sure that you park in a smart manner. One idea is to position your vehicle toward the rear of the parking lot. Make sure not to park anyone else in; if that were to happen, you'd have to leave first to let the other vehicle out, and then you'd be out of order right away.
Mark Your Vehicle Properly
Generally, a funeral home will have a few different types of items that the last car in a funeral procession can have displayed. These items are valuable for letting others motorists know the reason that you're driving slowly. While you should also have your hazard blinkers on for the entirety of the trip, the flashing lights alone aren't enough to let people know that you're the tail driver in a funeral procession. The funeral home can give you a magnet, a flag, or another form of marker to affix to your vehicle.
It's imperative for every driver in a funeral procession to follow the vehicle in front closely, but even more important if you're the tail driver. Should you fail to do so, other motorists might knowingly or unknowingly get in front of you, and thus end up within the procession. The slow traveling speed of the procession can then annoy these drivers, who may behave aggressively and cause stress among the drivers in the procession. If you make sure that you're following very closely, you won't have this problem.
For more tips on driving in a funeral procession, contact businesses like Abriola Parkview Funeral Home.Share
15 December 2017