Hupy & Abraham, S.C. Kicks Off Motorcycle Awareness Month With Safety Campaign
MILWAUKEE, May 8, 2009 -- Governor Jim Doyle has designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Wisconsin. In his proclamation, Governor Doyle stated, "Motorcyclists have the right by law to the safe enjoyment of their vehicles, including the full and equal use of the roadway without encroachment by other vehicles, whether it be on city streets or rural and urban highways." The law firm of Hupy & Abraham, S.C. is taking an active role in raising awareness of this message through a public service campaign throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. The campaign has reached more than 2.2 million individuals to date through announcements in 10 newspapers, and additional television PSAs are planned to air throughout the riding season.
"It is our hope that everyone enjoys a safe riding season in 2009 and that motorists share the road with motorcyclists," said Attorney Michael F. Hupy.
Hupy & Abraham, S.C. also supports and collaborates with ABATE of Wisconsin, a motorcycle rights and safety organization. ABATE of Wisconsin recently received recognition from Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. for its 35 years of service in leading motorcycle safety programs.
"I applaud ABATE of Wisconsin for their work in making the road a safer place for everyone," commented Attorney Hupy. "Programs such as the 'Share the Road with Motorcyclists' education course and motorcycle rider training classes for beginning and intermediate riders are tremendous assets in helping to increase safety for all motorists."
"We are honored by the recognition of our 35 year anniversary, and look forward to continuing our efforts for many years to come," said Steve Johnson of ABATE of Wisconsin. "National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics conclude that nearly two thirds of automobile/bike crashes are the fault of the automobile drivers' not yielding right of way to motorcyclists. Every year the number of motorcycles on the road increases with almost 472,000 motorcyclists in Wisconsin. With proper education and awareness, right of way violations will be reduced, thus making Wisconsin roads safer for all."