The Connecticut chapter of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is holding a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser. An optional 4th Player can be used as a sub.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10am
Xavier High School Gym
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457
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The foundation is seeks a collaboration with a national organization to create the state’s first Spanish Driver-ed Program.
“The Dixit family of Eden Prairie will spend the weekend planning a memorial walk for their daughter Shreya, who died on the ride home from college when the girl who offered her a lift turned to retrieve something from the back seat and the car veered into a highway underpass.” -Jennifer Brooks, StarTribune · Read more…
2. Share our cell phone distracted driving infographics:The Great Multitasking Lie
3. Download the 2014 campaign materials, including:
- Hands-free Myth Buster fact sheet
- Cell phone distracted driving Family Contract
- It’s still risky poster
- When technology is a problem – not a solution poster
- You can’t do either of these well… poster
- Understanding the distracted brain white paper
- Employer Liability and the Case for Comprehensive Cell Phone Policies report
4. View and share these distracted driving videos:
- Perspectives on Cell Phone Distracted Driving video series
- 12 short FAQ video series - YouTube or downloadable
- Explanation of cognitive distraction from DDC 4
- One call can change everything
- It takes just seconds
- Death by cell phone
MN Department of Public Safety Outreach Materials
- Pre-enforcement/general distracted awareness news release
- High school PA announcements
- Talking points
- News conference ideas
- Order distracted driving promotional materials (window clings, hand-outs) in the “Distracted Driving” section of the online catalog.
Our new initiative helps needy youth with stipends to defray cost of their Driver Ed classes.
The board of Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation has allocated thirty (30) $200 stipends for needy driver-ed students registered in a state approved program. The funds are available on a first-come-first-served basis. You should be registered either in a current or future driver-ed class.
Contact us to take advantage of this funding. Request information by writing to: ShreyaDixitFoundation@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
We continue to deploy your generous donations to spread the message of distraction-free driving across communities.
A summary of our work:
- Produced a documentary, In a Split Second for free distribution to Driver Ed schools, High Schools and community organizations. It describes how a tragedy can be transformed into a grass roots educational campaign to conquer distracted driving.
- Awarded more than $ 6000 scholarships to college bound seniors who would take the message of safe driving to places away from home.
- Collaborating with DriverEd programs, we are positioned to help needy students defray the cost of Driver Ed. This initiative will allow us to encourage an increasing number youth drivers adopt safe driving habits. increase the number of beneficiaries.
- Partnering with AAA of Minneapolis in their newly rolled out Driver Ed Program.
- Participated in the Minnesota Teen Driver Safety Peer-to-peer education program with Minnesota Safety Council and Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) program. conference.
- Continue the distraction awareness campaign at elementary and junior school age students to catch them young to teach disciplined driving practices.
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. I write this message because I am from a family grieving the loss of our 19 year old daughter Shreya who was fatally injured while riding as a passenger. The driver got distracted causing a crash killing Shreya on the spot. Although that episode occurred over five years ago, the wound it left is as fresh as it was on November 1, 2007. Our healing has been hampered by a non-ending stream of similar stories hitting us daily. [Read more...]