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Are funerals allowed to block the public highway for 45 mi

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Are funerals allowed to block the public highway for 45 mins.?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hearses and principal mourners up to a maximum of 3 vehicles are allowed to park on the public highway, they are not required to apply for a dispensation from the traffic regulation orders, e.g. See here:,1695,1826&id=21886

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just parking is not completely blocking the road. I asked about blocking the road ie. no traffic could pass .


Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Wilful and unreasonable obstruction of the highway is a criminal offence, so to answer your question, unless there was a lawful cause for the funeral to block the highway for 45 minutes, the answer to your question is no, they are not.

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