For many, riding a motorcycle is the most exhilarating mode of transportation, but it can also be the most dangerous. After representing more than 3,000 injured bikers, Hupy and Abraham, S.C. knows how devastating a motorcycle accident can be.

Here are some useful tips for staying safe on your bike:

·         Watch Your Speed: It’s easy to lose track of your speed when the wind is blowing in your face and you feel the excitement of the open road. But speed is all too often a factor with motorcycle accidents. Remember that posted speed limits apply to bikes and cars alike.

·         Wear Quality Riding Gear: If worst comes to worst, there’s nothing that will protect you more than a quality, Department of Transportation-approved helmet. Additionally, protective wear such as leather jacket, pants, gloves and riding boots can provide an extra measure of security.

·         Maintain Motorcycle: Even if you follow all of the traffic laws and keep your head on a swivel, it won’t matter if your bike isn’t functioning properly. It’s imperative that all bikers ensure the basic functions of their motorcycles such as lights, blinkers and brakes are functioning properly at all times.

·         Take Classes: No matter how good of a driver you are or how much experience you have, there’s always room for improvement. Taking a riding class is a great way to sharpen your riding skills and keep you safe on the road.

Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is a passionate advocate of bikers’ rights and motorcycle awareness. The firm has distributed free bumper stickers, posted billboards, placed newspaper ads and produced public service announcements urging everyone to “Watch For Motorcycles.”