About Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)


Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in January 2014. Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) aims to improve the quality of life for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike by reducing traffic caused fatalities to Zero. SAFE addresses the problem in a holistic fashion through direct education, broad awareness campaigns, partnerships, community outreach, policy and legislation, support for those impacted and other proven strategies.

Dedicated SAFE staff and volunteers with a combined 75 years of experience in the non-profit sector have, in the short time since establishment, changed the face of traffic safety.
  1. Almost 100 million people reached through mass media and social media with the message that hit and run crimes are no longer acceptable.
  2. The first ever hit and run alert system implemented in Los Angeles.
  3. The first ever standing rewards program in L.A. to catch hit and run criminals.
  4. The first state law specifically addressing hit and run crimes, Damian’s Law.
  5. The first ever billboards in L.A. specifically addressing hit and run crimes.

Most importantly, per LAPD statistics, hit and run crimes have dropped by 16% in the last year.

Working not only in the Los Angeles area but rapidly expanding to other metropolitan areas including (but not limited to) Sacramento, Orange County, Ventura County and Wisconsin, SAFE’s programs include:
  • Media and social media campaigns to raise awareness
  • Direct education of those on the streets and through schools.
  • Partnering with like-minded non-profits and city and state officials to coordinate actions and bring about change.
  • Support of sensible legislation and policy
  • Broad Public Information Campaigns which address not only hit-and-run crimes but drunk, drugged and distracted driving as well. This includes: bus ads, billboards, media and social media.
  • Support to those who have been affected by or been victims of traffic incidents.

In recognition of their work, SAFE has been honored with the Alex Baum Award by LA County Bicycle Coalition, the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy by Streetsblog LA as well as commendations and recognition from US congressmen, CA State Assemblyman and LA City Councilmen.

To support SAFE’s efforts to end hit and run crimes and decrease the incidence of the events leading to them (drunk, distracted, impaired driving… etc…), please donate or volunteer.

Contact: ADDRESS: 4470 W. Sunset Bl., Suite 453 Los Angeles, CA 90027
PHONE: (844) 88-4-SAFE (7233)