Originally Posted by Skooter_Built
Why does the dead deserve more respect then the living?
I'm hoping you are just trying to be funny on the internet, but...
Respect is given because. It doesn't need questioning.
You do it because you treat others how you want to be treated. If you are driving your loved one to their final resting place, you would like to do it in a respectful manner. Giving someone the common courtesy to stay out of their way while they tend to a task that is of the highest importance to them at that moment is a small price to pay into the karma pool.
People that are important to you will die in your life time, having others give a little respect to you in that timeframe is wonderful thing. Hopefully if you provide the respect to others, they will return the favor in kind.
Do I feel you need to pull over if a funeral is coming from the other direction? No, but if it looks like something will hold up the procession or interrupt their process, I will get out of their way to the best of my ability.