Thu May 12, 2022 6:47 am

eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Thu May 12, 2022 6:47 am linkquote
Is it disrespectful to overtake a Funeral Cortege ?

And if so, why ?
Thu May 12, 2022 7:04 am

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40904
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40904
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 7:04 am linkquote
If you have to ask, you probably won't understand the answer.

"It depends".
Thu May 12, 2022 7:10 am

eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Thu May 12, 2022 7:10 am linkquote
The answer is subjective.

If disrespect is taken is it from the mourners or is it on behalf of the individual who has passed ?

Or maybe its OK because the individual isn't aware of the possible transgression ?
Thu May 12, 2022 11:27 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12601
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12601
Location: Oregon City, OR
Thu May 12, 2022 11:27 am linkquote
Well, since those attending the memorial do so out of respect or regard for the deceased, I suspect some of them may find your action disrespectful. So I suppose the question becomes - do you care?
Thu May 12, 2022 12:35 pm

Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 913
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
 
Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 913
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Thu May 12, 2022 12:35 pm linkquote
In my state, it's illegal to overtake unless it's on a road with multiple lanes in the same direction as the procession and you use a separate lane from the procession to pass carefully. Tagging on to the rear of the procession to slip through an intersection is also illegal. Yielding to a funeral procession, either by slowing or pulling over and stopping until it's passed, is highly encouraged here, both by law and practice.
Thu May 12, 2022 12:49 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Thu May 12, 2022 12:49 pm linkquote
It must be a struggle to have such a busy life Bill.
I'm sending you my thoughts and prayers.
Thu May 12, 2022 1:30 pm

Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 916
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 916
Location: Oceanside, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 1:30 pm linkquote
I just assume the people in a funeral procession are having a much shittier day than I am, so sparing them a thought and 30-90 seconds of my time as I do my part to keep their group together seems like the least I can do.
Thu May 12, 2022 1:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10609
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10609
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu May 12, 2022 1:45 pm linkquote
Dooglas wrote:
So I suppose the question becomes - do you care?
Well put. And if you do, how will they know if you're zooming past them?
Thu May 12, 2022 5:23 pm

Hooked
GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 28 Sep 2019
Posts: 229
Location: NYC
 
Hooked
GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 28 Sep 2019
Posts: 229
Location: NYC
Thu May 12, 2022 5:23 pm linkquote
Wouldn't it depend on in which region and culture someone would do that? I can't imagine the reaction would be the same everywhere
Thu May 12, 2022 5:27 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6941
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6941
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu May 12, 2022 5:27 pm linkquote

Yes.
Have some respect.
Damn.
Thu May 12, 2022 5:30 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40904
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40904
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 5:30 pm linkquote
Bill is posting from the UK - most roads are just one lane in each direction.

However, funeral processions there tend to only go slow for the first few hundred yards and the last few hundred yards. Plus they very rarely get any sort of escort, so they get broken up by traffic lights etc anyway. So there's rarely any point in overtaking while they're in go-slow mode, as normally they'll keep to the speed limit (if possible, never in London...).


The only difference might be for an old-school 'family' funeral with horse-drawn hearse and a following float with flowers. Give that one a very wide berth...
Thu May 12, 2022 6:28 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Thu May 12, 2022 6:28 pm linkquote
I actually rode in a funeral procession last week for a dear old riding mate. Nobody passed the hearse but if someone had done so while popping a wheelie it would have been fine.
Fri May 13, 2022 8:26 am

eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18442
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Fri May 13, 2022 8:26 am linkquote
Yes it's a toughy isn't it.

If I was in some how connected to the deceased then I believe there would element of disrespect being shown but as I'm not and they aren't aware of my presence I didn't have a conflict with getting on with my day.

My question was probably born out of a belief that I've never really thought twice about.

Until yesterday.
Fri May 13, 2022 11:07 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Fri May 13, 2022 11:07 am linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes it's a toughy isn't it.
No, it really isn't.
Fri May 13, 2022 12:50 pm

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2586
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2586
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri May 13, 2022 12:50 pm linkquote
I got nothing.

Lake Wobegon Minnesota
Fri May 13, 2022 1:14 pm

Ossessionato
GTS 300 70th Anniversary
Joined: 04 Aug 2009
Posts: 3356
Location: Bromsgrove, UK
 
Ossessionato
GTS 300 70th Anniversary
Joined: 04 Aug 2009
Posts: 3356
Location: Bromsgrove, UK
Fri May 13, 2022 1:14 pm linkquote
If you do it, while pulling a wheelie, yes.
Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2092
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2092
Location: Adelaide
Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm linkquote
No need to overtake, particularly if your noisy exhaust is loud enough to wake the dead.
Fri May 13, 2022 4:11 pm

Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 913
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
 
Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 913
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Fri May 13, 2022 4:11 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
No need to overtake, particularly if your noisy exhaust is loud enough to wake the dead.
Overheard from the passing hearse:

"I think I'll go for a walk."
"Shut it, you're not fooling anyone."
"Happy!! I feel happy!"
"Look can't you just do us a favor?"
(Hearse rocks about for a few seconds)
"Ta."
  DoubleGood Vespa Design  

All Content Copyright 2005-2022 by Modern Vespa. All Rights Reserved.

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Shop on Amazon Smile with Modern Vespa

[ Time: 0.0338s ][ Queries: 5 (0.0111s) ][ Debug on ][ 211 ][ Thing One ]