Funeral escorts help control the flow of traffic to permit the funeral procession to carry on as planned. To serve as a funeral escort, our drivers are registered with and permitted by the sheriff’s office and have specifically equipped vehicles, so that they may lead or assist in processions from the funeral home or residence to the cemetery. Per Arizona Revised Statute 28-776, funeral procession vehicles have the right of way in any traffic situation just like emergency response vehicles. Our funeral escort vehicles display red/blue flashing lights with an activated siren and are operated by an NFEA certified funeral escort driver. We have the legal authority to stop the flow of regular traffic. All other non-emergency vehicles on the road, as well as pedestrians, must yield to funeral processions and their escorts.
Arizona Vehicle Escort Services proudly serves the communities of Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Black Canyon City, Buckeye, Camp Verde, Carefree, Casa Grande, Cave Creek, Chandler, Coolidge, Cordes Lakes, Cottonwood, El Mirage, Flagstaff, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Goodyear, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Mesa, Miami, Oro Valley, Page, Paradise Valley, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Quartzsite, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sedona, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Sun Valley, Superior, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Tucson, Wickenburg, Winslow, and Yuma, AZ.
Contact us at (623) 242-1000 to schedule your funeral escort today!
Who are the funeral escort drivers?
Our funeral escort services are provided by professionally trained drivers with current training certifications from the NFEA. Additionally, each of them has obtained permits from each county’s sheriff's office. Many of them are former members of law enforcement, emergency services, and the military. They’re trained to help direct and control the flow of traffic while ensuring the safety of all vehicles in the procession.
Are your escort drivers licensed and insured?
Yes, our drivers are properly insured and have the appropriate permit granted by the sheriff to lead a procession and interrupt the flow of regular traffic. Drivers are trained to direct traffic at each intersection to permit the procession to come through. Per Arizona Revised Statute 28-776, funeral escorts must have a red/blue light on their vehicle in order to lead the procession.
I’m a funeral director or family member of the deceased. How do I obtain escort services for a funeral procession?
Simply reach out to us with the details of the procession’s departure time, date, and location, as well as the number of vehicles expected in the procession. We’ll check in with you the morning of the funeral to let you know whom you can expect and when.