Section 14A of chapter 85 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
(h) Notwithstanding clause (5) of subsection (d), chapter 90 or any other general or special law to the contrary, a vehicle that is owned or leased by a funeral home establishment, a licensed or registered certified funeral director or a livery company, that is being operated by a funeral director or an employee or independent contractor of a funeral home, may, without a permit or assignment from the registrar of motor vehicles: (1) be equipped with mounted flashing, rotating or oscillating purple, violet, amber, clear or white lights and alternating flashing headlights or fog lights; and (2) display a flashing, rotating or oscillating red light in the opposite direction from which the vehicle is proceeding when the vehicle is moving forward. Such lights shall only be illuminated when the owner or operator is proceeding in a funeral procession or responding to a fatality on behalf of the chief medical examiner.
All vehicles in a funeral procession may display the vehicle hazard warning signals, also known as 4-way flashers.
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