Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Distraction-free Driving PSA Contest

Winners Receive $150.00 or a Free College Level Production or Screenwriting Course

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the Annual EDU Film Festival and Independent Film Project of Minnesota for our First Distraction-free Driving PSA Contest. The contest is open to both high school and college age students in the states of Minnesota and Connecticut. All high school students who enter the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial PSA contest will also be entered in the EDU Film Festival that will take place on May 15, 2015 at the Show Place ICON Theaters, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. .

Grand Prize for the overall winner in the high school category is an approved college level production or screenwriting course at IPR College of Creative Arts. IPR will waive all fees and tuition to a qualifying winner. The college level winner will receive a $150.00 visa gift card.  In addition each of the high school and college level award winners will receive a plaque and a certificate.

Credits earned may be eligible to apply toward enrollment in a degree program in Digital Video and Media Production degree at IPR.

Due date for submission is April 15. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate your passion for film production and, create something unique. You  might discover an emerging Steven Spielberg in you. So take out that video camera and get to work.


Distracted Driving Featured on the Mary Hanson Show

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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…]

Hello Parents! Get Ready for Your Own Driver-Ed Class


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…]

Changes to Graduated Driver Licensing Law for Teens

January 1, 2015

Key Messages

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.

[Read more…]