I think there exists the potential that this is a minor stop-and-peek kind of tactic. Basically, they want you to stop, open your window, say something to them, and take the dollar. Anyone who drives through there who refuses the dollar, refuses to open their window, may just look suspicious. I would stay away from there.
It looks a little suspicious. I mean… c’mon, are you that blind? A bank and a police department wants to give out money at an intersection? LoL. I don’t think you have to be a conspiracy theorist to see that they’re using money as bait. You can bet the people will line up.
If I was going to go through there, I would put a sticker on the back of my car that says “Your (money laundering) bank still sucks and so do the police departments it pays for”.