I live in a large-ish suburban town, near three cemetaries and two funeral homes. I frequently have to leap out of the way of funeral processions cruising blindly through traffic lights, and I frequently see unwary motorists skid out of their way. The NJ laws:
No one pays any attention to this. I have never seen a funeral procession with flags or dashboard banners, and you can’t see “lights on” in broad daylight.
Seems to me the funeral procession was a grand, comforting gesture before the advent of traffic lights and the horseless carriage, but it is simply no longer safe or feasible. Why can’t everyone meet at the funeral, then meet at the gravesite? How does forming an unbroken conga line make the experience any more meaningful? Yes, I have attended funerals of loved ones, some with processions and some without, and I can’t say one was any “better” than another. Nowadays they’re just too dangerous (and too difficult to maintain! There’s always a few “alien” cars accidentally getting in there anyway).