Town of Lexington, MA
Middlesex County
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A. 
The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized and, as to those signs and signals required hereunder, it shall be his duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained all official traffic signs, signals, markings and safety zones. All signs, signals, markings and safety zones shall conform to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
B. 
Sections 192-3 and 192-4 of Article II and §§ 192-18 and 192-21 inclusive and §§ 192-24 and 192-25 of Article V relating to parking and § 192-61 of Article VIII concerning turning shall be effective only during such time as the provisions of such sections are met and the sign or signal is located so as to be easily visible to approaching drivers. Sufficient number of such signs must be provided so that a car cannot be parked in a limited or prohibited parking place without having the legend side of such a sign clearly setting forth the parking regulation visible from that location.
[Amended 7-10-2000]
C. 
Sections relating to one-way streets shall be effective only during such time as a sufficient number of official signs are erected and maintained at the entrance and at each of the exits for each one-way street so that at least one sign will be clearly visible for a distance of at least 75 feet to drivers approaching such entrance or exit.
[Amended 9-23-2002; 6-18-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or maintain or to display upon or in view of any street any unofficial sign, signal or marking which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic sign, signal or marking or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic or which hides from view any official sign or signal. The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to remove every such prohibited sign, signal or marking or cause it to be removed, without notice. Violation of this section is a civil infraction with a maximum fine of $60.
[Amended 9-23-2002; 6-18-2007]
Any person who willfully defaces, injures, moves, obstructs or interferes with any official sign, signal or marking has completed a civil infraction and shall be liable for a maximum penalty not exceeding $60 for each and every offense of this section.
The location of all bus stops, taxicab stands and service zones shall be specified by the Board of Selectmen, and in the case of taxicab stands the Board of Selectmen shall designate who may use them as such.
[Amended 9-23-2002; 6-18-2007]
No driver of any vehicle shall disobey the instructions of any official traffic control sign, signal, marking or legend unless otherwise directed by a police officer. Violation of this section is a civil infraction with a maximum fine of $60.