Walker County Sheriff’s Tip of the Month


The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has shared their tip of the month, regarding OCGA 40-6-76: Funeral Processions. Georgia law outlines the regulations regarding funeral processions. The lead vehicle must display a designated sign or be accompanied by law enforcement. Participants in the procession should have their headlights and hazard lights on. Funeral processions have the right-of-way at intersections, except when emergency vehicles or law enforcement direct otherwise. Motorists not involved in the procession cannot interrupt or join the procession unless instructed by law enforcement. Passing a funeral procession on a two-lane highway is prohibited. While it is not legally required, it is considered respectful to stop for a procession traveling in the opposite direction on a multi-lane highway, except at intersections where the procession has the right-of-way.

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, failure to comply with these regulations may result in a misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $100.00.