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Elburn police caution against littering

Grass clippings pose danger to bike, motorcycle riders

ELBURN –áIn the interest of safety for bicycle and motorcycle riders in the village of Elburn, police will be enforcing the littering ordinance as it pertains to anyone placing materials on the roadways, officials announced in a news release.

One of the most common hazards to riders are grass clippings and other lawn or shrub debris, the release stated.

Those loose grass clippings can cause a motorcyclist or bicyclist to lose control as they ride over them and potentially lead to a crash.

Elburn police will be issuing citations to anyone caught violating the local ordinance, which will carry an initial fine of $80.

Police are asking residents and business owners to ensure that as grass and shrubs are cut, that the clippings are not blown out onto the roads.

Please be mindful of the safety hazards that may be associated with these routine property maintenance items, and remember to clean the sidewalks off also.

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