I used to live in Medford. I was thrilled when the signs went up prohibiting the transfer of money from one person to another. I made a trip down there a couple weeks ago, and don't recall seeing the signs anymore. What happened to them?
— E. Burton
The signs are definitely still here, Medford police say, and the municipal code is still in effect. You should be able to see at least some of them on freeway off-ramps, over by Walmart, and by the Big X intersection.
“I know they’re scattered around. I just don’t know where they all are," says Sgt. Don Lane with Medford police.
The particular code on the signs you're referring to can be found under "obstructions in right of way." Subsection 6 reads "A person commits the offense of unlawful transfer on a highway if the person:
1) While a driver or passenger in a vehicle on a highway, road or street within the boundaries of the city of Medford, gives or relinquishes possession or control of, or allows another person in the vehicle to give or relinquish possession or control of any item of property to a pedestrian; or
(2) While a pedestrian, accepts, receives or retains possession or control of any item of property from a driver or passenger in a vehicle on a highway, road or street within the boundaries of the city of Medford."
This doesn't apply if the vehicle in question is parked legally, or if the people are participating in a "pedestrian activity" they have obtained a legal permit for, the code reads.
Not adhering this is a violation and could cost you up to $75.
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