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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is observed in the U.S. as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Innovation vs. Tunnel Vision

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My focus and life mission is, and always will be to fight the epidemic of distracted driving.

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Its the Behavior that Kills

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I was overcome by extreme grief reading about sentencing of a distracted driver who killed a 79-year-old last October.

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‘Driving Pokemon-Go’ is a New ‘Killer’ in the Making

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Menu of distractions has gained another item with a new fad called ‘Pokémon-Go’.

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The Multi-Tasking Myth

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Focusing 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

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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

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Here it is 2015, and here is a distracted driving crash, an irresponsible act by a driver cutting short two precious lives.

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The Distraction-Free Clubs in Minnesota: Part 2

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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.

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

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My apprehensive friends deserve a clear and compelling explanation as to why I think that the similarity makes sense.

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‘Driving Selfie’ is a New ‘Killer’ Word

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The Institute of Advanced Motorists in Britain conducted research to study distracted driving behavior practices on British roads.

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Parents! Are You Endangering Your Teen Driver?

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This week’s column builds on a story narrated by my friend Jennifer from Texas. Jennifer drove all the way from San Antonio, Texas to Eden Prairie, Minnesota just to attend our 7th Raksha Walk for Distraction-free Driving on August 2. By the way, I never met her before. Now, I call her a friend for life.

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Distracted Driving is a Multi-headed Animal

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Not a day goes by without a newspaper or TV story announcing a fatality and/or injury caused by distracted driving. It is heartbreaking to see innocent lives lost due to an action that is easily avoidable.

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A Striking Resemblance: Batman and Raksha Walk, the Campaign for Distraction-free Driving

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Our family was struck by a devastating tragedy and we resolved to find something good in it. One may term it strange, abnormal, weird, insane etc. etc. It is impossible for a family to lose a 19 year old child, in this case Shreya, and find something good in it? Why? I led the initiative to start the foundation in her name to combat distracted driving and felt like a higher calling pushing me from inside.

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Washington (Houston), we have a problem.

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Senator Klobuchar noted that states, including Minnesota and North Dakota were unable to qualify for much needed federal dollars allocated for distracted driving and teen safety in past years.

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The 100 Deadliest Days

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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 has contributed a good deal to the creation of this term.

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Commentary: The Distraction-Free Clubs in Minnesota: Part 1

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I remember my teen years when I often would find myself in situations where it was difficult to challenge the norm in the midst of peers. Sometimes it was to protect my ego, and other times to avoid hurting a dear friend. I would rather go with the flow and do things that were totally against my wish.

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