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Henrico prohibits soliciting in medians

August 15, 2008 | Virginia News

Ordinance bans selling or distributing from highway to drivers, passengers

It is now illegal to ask for money, pass out fliers or sell anything -- including newspapers -- on any public roadway in Henrico County.

Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a change in county ordinance that prohibits people from standing in highways and soliciting contributions, distributing handbills, or selling merchandise to drivers or passengers in vehicles.

A violation would be considered a traffic infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $250. Henrico Police Chief Col. H.W. Stanley Jr. said his department has received numerous complaints about people conducting such activities while standing in medians or intersections. External Link to Article