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The recent spring weather is a sign for motorists to keep an eye out for motorcycles on the road.

Motorcycle safety is a prevalent issue during months with warmer weather. Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers notes eighty percent of motorcycle accidents result is serious injury or death. Most of those crashes occur at intersections and are usually the motorist's fault.

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The Chief stresses the importance of having the right motorcycle to fit your needs and skills. He also encourages everyone to go through at least one motorcycle safety course.

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Other useful tips for motorcycle owners include not participating in any reckless behavior while riding and wearing the proper clothing. Chief Lowers says it's a good idea to always wear a helmet. Leather gear also makes for good protection when riding.

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Defensive driving is crucial to motorcycle safety according to the Chief. It's important for everyone on the road to always be aware of their surroundings.

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