Saturday, August 5

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

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

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

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

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

Mom shares pain of teen drunk driving

May 6, 2016

Prom and graduation season are the busiest time of year for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as the group works to educate families about the dangers of teen alcohol consumption and what can happen afterwards.

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Senator Klobuchar Discusses Distracted Driving with Minnesota Students, Safety Leaders, and Impacted Families

May 4, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined with Minnesota high school students, safety leaders, researchers, and Vijay Dixit, a leading distraction-free driving advocate, to highlight the dangers of distracted driving.

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Eden Prairie dad’s book honors daughter he lost to distracted driving – Pioneer Press

May 4, 2016

“My daughter, Shreya, was in a car,” says Vijay Dixit of Eden Prairie. “She was the front-seat passenger in a car. She was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, coming home for the weekend.

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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.

Recent Blog Posts

Vijay Dixit and Col. Matt Langer talk distracted driving with Tom Weber on MPR

Vijay Dixit from the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation and Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol raise awareness about the epidemic of distracted driving with real life stories, and discuss potential solutions and challenges on MPR News with Tom Weber. Listen to the whole conversation here:

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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

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

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