Funeral Procession: Hearse and Black Chauffeur Cars & Vans

The hearse is the first vehicle in the procession, followed by the family and friends in black cars and black limousine vans.

Funeral procession / Funeral Cortege Vehicles

Driving in a funeral procession is seen as a symbol of support and respect, as well as a way to lead family and friends to a cemetery. Funeral processions must obey the road rules in Western Australia. It is a tradition for vehicles participating in funeral processions to drive with the headlights on.

The hearse is the first vehicle in the procession, followed by the family and friends in black cars and black limousine vans.

The hearse is an important part of the funeral procession. It is the vehicle at the front of the procession that holds the departed’s body and may even display a flag on the front.

During the procession, the hearse and chauffeur car drivers will be driving below the speed limit; and fairly close to the cars in front and behind, but still a safe distance away. The slow speed serves two purposes. The first, is to emulate the slow, somber, march of the funeral processions of old. The second is to prevent other drivers from separating from the group.

The hearse and chauffeur limousine black car drivers carrying the families will know the itinerary for the service and where the funeral service will take place, therefore providing a safe and appropriate service.

If you do come across a funeral procession, drive in a respectful manner and when possible take extra care to avoid breaking up the procession. People attending a funeral  and who are apart of the procession may be anxious and overwhelmed with emotions, therefore, empathy for their travel needs will be appreciated.

For drivers on the road not apart of the procession and see one on the road, it is courteous to allow the procession to remain unbroken, keeping the mourners together as it demonstrates respect.

Family transport options for the funeral procession following the Hearse include the Caprice Executive Sedans, the Mercedes E Class Sedans, Mercedes Viano Vans, Mercedes V Class Vans and the Renault Executive Limousine Vans.

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