Raising awareness about distracted driving at the vigil and walk. Attendees try their hands on distraction simulator and view a number of displays and large number of displays. One of a kind annual event in the country to fight distracted driving.
Another successful walk organized by Shreya R Dixit Memorial Foundation.
We estimate close to 250 attended the 8th Raksha Walk for Distraction-free Driving in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Governor signed a proclamation declaring August to be observed as the Distraction-free Driving Day in Minnesota. Commissioner for Public Safety Mona Dohman urged attendees to not only embrace distraction-free driving habits themselves but also encourage others to do so.
Visit the site again for more pictures and highlights for the walk. Let us keep the momentum going and set an example for rest of the country.
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As a leading advocate for distraction-free driving Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites applications for a $200 grant to defray Driver-Ed tuition costs.
The program is open for residents of Minnesota and Connecticut. The foundation’s Grant Program Committee will evaluate entries and select awardees.
There is no age restriction for the applicants. [Read more…]
Broadcast December 29, 2014 on Minnesota Public Television.
Mary Hanson spoke with Vijay Dixit, Founder of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation and Frank Hornstein, MN State Representative and Chairman of the Minnesota House Transportation Committee, about distracted driving.
They discussed how Vijay’s daughter was killed because of a distracted driver and how that affected his family. Frank Hornstein discusses what legislation is being put in place to help prevent accidents like that from continuing to happen. [Read more…]
Is the above statement a hoax? No, it is true. Beginning January 1, 2015 a new Minnesota law goes into effect that affects your young wannabe drivers. If you are assigned to help a youngster obtain a driver license, your responsibilities just went up a notch.
You will now need to attend a parent awareness class along with your young driver-ed student. [Read more…]
1. Traffic crashes are a leading killer of Minnesota teens.
- A major reason is that teens are the most inexperienced drivers on the road.
- They’re more likely to take risks, be distracted by teen passengers and not wear their seat belts as much as other motorists and passengers.
MN Statutes, Section 171.0701, Subdivision 1a Effective the day following final enactment
Each school must establish a schedule or procedure for providing “Supplemental Parental Curriculum” to any primary supervisor who chooses to receive it.
At a minimum, the supplemental parental curriculum must:
- Be at least 90 minutes in length;
- Be provided by or in the presence of a driver education instructor; and
- Provide information concerning graduated driver licensing, safety risks associated with novice drivers, potential influence of adults on driving behavior of novice drivers, and additional resources.
Thanks to all for attending the seventh annual Raksha Walk / Run for Distraction-Free Driving on Saturday, August 2. It was a beautiful day at Purgatory Creek Recreation Area in Eden Prairie, and we were honored to be joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Here’s a few photos from the event. [Read more…]