Thank You!

For making the 9th Annual Raksha Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving a huge success.

The Raksha Walk Silent Auction is still open!

Available products:
  1. NFL Football signed by Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
  2. Weekend stay at Residence Inn, Eden Prairie
  3. 30 Day Pass with a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness, Eden Prairie
DONATIONS

You can make an individual donation or you can create or join a fundraising team.

This new book by Vijay Dixit, of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, is a one-of-a-kind resource that brings together real-life stories, facts and figures, fascinating research about our behavior behind the wheel, and expert perspectives on how we can end the distraction epidemic. It is a book no driver can live without.

“A call to action, written with heart” -Senator Amy Klobuchar

One Split Second will be available for sale at the 9th Annual Raksha Walk on August 6. The author will be present to autograph the book.

Dr Kailash Satyarthi and Vijay Dixit
Vijay Dixit presents his book 'One Split Second', about fixing the Distracted Driving Epidemic, to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Kailash Satyarthi during his visit to Minneapolis.

Recent Blog Posts

‘DRIVING POKEMON-GO’ is a new ‘KILLER’ in the making

Menu of distractions has gained another item with a new fad called ‘Pokémon-Go’. I will not venture into describing what this new video app for smart phones is except calling it a ‘killer app’ that is capable of actually killing.

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The Multi-Tasking Myth

AAA, the esteemed automobile club, calls the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer. It is fair to assume that distracted driving behaviors contributed a great deal to the creation of this term. In light of this, it seems appropriate to focus this post on one of the most prevalent human rationales for distracted driving, the ‘Multi-tasking Myth’.

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The Teen Brain and Distracted Driving

I believe peer based interventions would go a long way toward instilling safe driving practices. Instead of getting lectures from parents it is important to establish peer led groups/clubs stationed in schools to spread the message of distraction-free driving.

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The next time you get angry, convert it into the brightest of your ideas

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Prakash Satyarthi chose the above statement as the title of his TED talk he delivered in California earlier this year. The talk inspired me to write this article.

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The Distraction-Free Clubs in Minnesota: Part 2

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation set up the first group of Distraction-free Driving Clubs at three Minnesota high schools at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The clubs at Eden Prairie and Edina high schools took the lead by initiating two pilot programs promoting distraction-free driving.

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Performing surgery and controlling distracted driving–are they the same?

My answer to the above question is YES. I won’t be surprised if some of the readers are reacting with amazement and rolling their eyes. Sure that is a genuine reaction to expect. To be fair, my apprehensive friends deserve a clear and compelling explanation as to why I think that the similarity makes sense.

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