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Nine years ago on November 1, 2007 we lost Shreya to a Distracted Driver. We miss her dearly. We thank those who helped at that time and continue to support us in our resolve to build a distraction-free driving environment.
The Dixit Family
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.
Recent Blog Posts
I was overcome by extreme grief reading about sentencing of a distracted driver who killed a 79-year-old last October. This was not the first time I experienced such an emotion. My mind travels back to November 1, 2007 every time I read about a traffic fatality caused by driver distraction. On that fateful day the […]Read More
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.Read More
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’.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More