I got stuck behind a funeral procession yesterday afternoon. I waited and was respectful, but the cars behind me were honking and driving around  me at the intersection. To be honest, I felt for them. I wish funeral processions didn't go so slow. What about you?

I Googled the reason and there were a lot of lame answers, but the REAL reason is respect for the dead.

And friends of the show on the East Coast say cops are really serious about funeral processions. Anyone honking or cutting in or trying to pass them will immediately get a ticket.

But in today's world when so many people die every day in our big communities, and when GPS allows everyone to find the cemetery, do we still need this tradition? Is the inconvenience to the community worth it?

Remember, I DID stop! I was respectful. But should I have to?