I don't know what it is like in other parts of the country, but in Texas, it is common when a funeral procession goes by, no matter what side of the street you are on, you STOP. It is a matter of respect.
There are 2 times where somebody should be honored no matter what; the day they are born, and the day they are buried. Stopping, is a way of showing those who mourn, that you honor THEM too.
Today, a funeral procession was going the opposite direction. (just like in this picture but a larger road) MOST people pulled over and stopped. But there were a couple of vehicles that honked and then sped through. It really made me angry that somebody could be so disrespectful to a funeral procession. If we can't take 3 minutes of our time to give honor, what is WRONG with our society?? How SELFISH!
I don't know the person who died, but I do know the pain and sting of the death of a loved one. Those few minutes that we wait can be spent in praying for the comfort of another person. And giving their loved one, one last honor.
For the fellow that honked his horn and sped by....I feel sad. He must be foreign to Texas. I pray that our next generation is not so rude!