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Bikers and joggers are urged to take caution on city roads

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Spring is a great time to get out and run, walk or bike, but officials say you need to be cautious while sharing the roads with vehicles.

Police officials say you should run or walk against traffic, so you can react more quickly if a vehicle veers out of their lane.

Another tip is don't wear headphones, because the music can distract you from your surroundings, which police say you need to be aware of at all times.

"When you come to the crosswalks look both ways. If you see a vehicle coming, make eye contact with that vehicle so you know that they see you before crossing the road. Obey the traffic lights," said Deb Beebe of the Quincy Police Department. 

Police officials say if you are riding your bike at dark you need to make sure you have a light on the front and a reflective piece or flashing red light on the back or you could be ticketed.

 

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