Finish The Ride is a movement designed to inspire others to overcome tragedy with courage and determination. It all started after Damian Kevitt was victim of a hit-and-run on the busy streets of Los Angeles. Not only was he hit by a vehicle but he was dragged nearly a quarter of a mile resulting in several broken bones and the loss of his right leg.
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In January of 2014 Damian founded Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE). A non-profit designed to encourage the use of sensible strategies (don’t drink and drive, don’t be a distracted driver etc) to prevent hit and run crimes. The ultimate goal: to end hit- and-run crimes and make the city streets safer for everyone!
The event, Finish The Ride, is the message for safe city streets. Participants are encouraged to not just finish the ride, but finish the run, finish the roll, finish the walk- giving people the option to utilize any mode of transportation in order to “Finish The Ride”. This movement was formed to help bring awareness to the epidemic of hit and runs. A study done in 2011 indicated that nearly 4,000 hit-and- run crashes occur each year inside the L.A. city limits and resulted in injury or death.
To be a part of SAFE’s solution to stop hit-and-run crimes you can visit Finish The Ride’s website. You can donate to the cause or volunteer to be a part of spreading awareness of the importance to safe streets.