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With the spring in full swing, bikers will be out in full force soon.

The Clinton Police Department has some friendly reminders for both bikers and motorists that will be encountering these folks in the coming weeks and months. According to Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers, the most important thing for bicyclists is to wear a helmet.

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For the youngsters who are still growing, the Chief says it is important the kids have a bike that is fitted to their size. Chief Lowers says having a bike that is too big can sometimes be a safety issue.

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With more people out sure to be out walking and biking, Chief Lowers encourages motorists to put the phones down. He says the laws regarding cell phone use are in place for a reason.

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Many bikes that are often lost or stolen end up at the police department. Chief Lowers indicates they get dozens of bikes each spring and summer. He encourages anyone who may have had their bike lost or stolen to contact the department and inquire about it. They also have a registration program for community bicycles that is free to register for.

To inquire about a stolen bike or to register your bike with the police department, contact the department at 217-935-9441.

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