How We are Transforming the Driving Culture

Distraction-free Driving Clubs

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation sponsors clubs at high schools  in Minnesota. Currently four clubs operate at area high schools.

By leveraging Peer-to-Peer influence, these clubs execute projects to inculcate distraction-free driving behaviors. Club members are free to choose topics and communication media for creating compelling messages. In the process they also:

  • Become a peer advocates for distraction-free driving.
  • Receive special leadership training from experts.
  • Earn volunteer hours with the work performed as a peer advocate.
  • Get access to US and State legislators and explore summer internships.
  • Find the opportunity to present at the Toward Zero Deaths Conference in held annually in Minnesota.
    Two students presented the work of three clubs at the 2016 conference and another group is slated to present at the 2017 conference.
  • Participate in joint workshops with sister clubs in Minnesota.
  • Write blogs and create art work.

Write to: vijay@shreyadixit.org or aspen@shreyadixit.org for details.

Drivers Ed Stipends

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation offers a limited number of drivers education scholarships. These scholarships cover the cost of a state approved drivers education course (up to $300).Stipends are awarded to individuals after an application and selection process. To see more details, or to apply, click here.

Annual Raksha Protection Vigil and 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-free Driving

The Foundation's annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk to Defeat Distracted Driving is one of our biggest events of the year. Taking place the first week of August, it raises awareness for distracted driving. Community members walk in memory of Shreya Dixit and all those who have tragically lost their lives due to distracted driving.

Youth Internships

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial foundation awards paid internships for College and High School students on a number of areas where we need help. These may encompass Social Networking, Smart Phone App Development, Market Research, Marketing and Awareness Campaigns associated with distracted driving.

In doing so, the Shreya R. Memorial Foundation kindles creativity and innovation among the future generations of drivers, and engages them in creating and promoting solutions among their peers.

Write to: vijay@shreyadixit.org or aspen@shreyadixit.org for details.

 e-Trainer / MOOC Technology Application

The free e-Trainer / MOOC Application is an online training course that teaches users about driving distraction-free.  It is the world's first Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC™)for distracted driving. An Intelligent Modular Learning Tool for tablets, smartphones and computers.

 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Videos

We sponsor PSA competitions to raise awareness about the problem of distracted driving. in 2015, the foundation asked students to film, produce, and submit creative videos on the importance of driving distraction-free. We participated in EDU Film Fests hosted in the twin cities and awarded 8 students prizes for their work.

The Foundation offers help in creating PSAs promoting the cause of distraction-free driving. Please reach out to vijay@shreyadixit.org or aspen@shreyadixit.org to discuss your project.

Youth outreach talks at schools and driver-ed programs

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation has experienced speakers who speak at conferences, driver-ed programs, and youth groups, about the importance of driving distraction-free. Our speakers tell compelling, heart-felt stories about the real dangers of driving distracted . Contact us today to learn more or schedule a speaker.

Do you have ideas on improving our projects?

If you have an idea of how the Foundation could educate communities on driving distraction-free please Contact Us.

Write to Vijay@shreyadixit.org

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.