NEWS - Flashing Purple Lights for Funeral Processions
In the past a closely spaced procession of slow moving vehicles with headlights on in the daytime usually meant a funeral. Today's daytime running lights make it difficult to decide if a line of vehicles is a funeral procession or not. The lead and final official funeral vehicles may use a flashing purple light when in procession. An official vehicle is one that is owned by the funeral business.
The flashing purple lamps make a funeral procession readily identifiable. Their use does not allow the procession to disobey the traffic rules however, traffic lights, stop signs and the rest of the rules of the road must still be followed.