Saturday, August 5

10th Raksha 5k Walk / Run for Distraction-Free Driving

Purgatory Creek Recreation Area · 13001 Technology Drive · Eden Prairie, Minnesota

SPECIAL MESSAGE

If you lost a loved one in a car crash, please let us know while registring by answering a special question on the registration form. This year in observance of the tenth anniversary, we are doing something very unique to remember your loved ones.

PLEASE JOIN US

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

PROGRAM
  • 7:30 am Registration opens
  • 8:00 am 5K Run begins
  • 9:00 am Leaders recognized for their Distraction-free Driving Efforts:
    • Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    • Corporate executives for creating company-wide Distraction-free Driving workplace cultures
    • US & Minnesota Legislators
    • Minnesota Safety Council
    • AAA of Minneapolis
  • 10:00 am Distraction-free Driving Pledge
    Raksha Walk begins

How We are Transforming the Driving Culture

Education

  • e-Trainer / MOOC technology tool
  • Call to Action book: One Split Second by Vijay Dixit
  • Youth outreach talks at schools
  • Driver-ed programs

Actions

  • Distraction-free Driving Clubs
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Annual Raksha Protection Vigil and 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-free Driving

Incentives

  • Drivers Ed Stipends
  • Youth Outreach Internships
  • Media Interviews
  • Community Hour credits

Distracted Driving News

emmy award

Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation Inspired Distracted Driving Story Wins Midwest Emmy

April 19, 2017

KARE 11 TV received a regional Midwest Emmy award in the fall of 2016 for a series of stories that offered the compelling and tragic truth of texting and driving behavior.

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Shreya Dixit

Southwest Magazine: Eden Prairie’s Vijay Dixit Wants to End Distracted Driving

October 17, 2016

Southwest Magazine profile on Vijay Dixit and the Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation.

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9th Raksha Walk/5K Run & Vigil for Distraction-free Driving: A Big Draw

August 10, 2016

More than 200 runners and walkers participated in the event organized by Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation on Saturday August 6 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The annual gathering remembers those who have lost their lives to driver distraction.

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New Book

One Split Second

The Distracted Driving Epidemic
How It Kills and How We Can Fix It

One Split SecondThis 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 10th Annual Raksha Walk on August 5. The author will be present to autograph the book.

Recent Blog Posts

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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

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Innovation vs. Tunnel Vision

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

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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The Multi-Tasking Myth

Focusing on one of the most prevalent human rationales for distracted driving, the ‘Multi-tasking Myth’.

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