On this one day every year, we will take the time to remember those hundreds of lives that were lost in moments of distraction on the road.
We will bear in mind the tens of thousands who were injured in crashes during the past year.
And we will have the opportunity to examine our own driving habits and make a promise to protect each other on the road through our own mindful driving.
On this day, we will walk.
Raksha Bandhan is PROMISE TO PROTECT
Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that commemorates a centuries old tradition in which a sister ties a ceremonial band on her brother’s wrist and prays for his protection and safety. The brother reciprocates with a pledge to be there for her whenever she needs him. A simple band therefore binds brothers and sisters in an inseparable bond.
Much like this bond between brother and sister, we want to encourage a bond between drivers on the road; promising to drive distraction-free in order to protect each other and the community.
Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day
Since the inception of the Raksha Walk in 2009, all Minnesota Governors proclaimed the day of our Minnesota walk as Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day in the state of Minnesota.
Special Thanks to:
- AAA of Minneapolis
- AT&T Corporation
- Guardian Wealth Advisors
- Lean Horizons Consulting
- Myslajek Limited
- Minnesotans for Safe Driving
- Minnesota Safety Council
- Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
- City of Eden Prairie
- Eden Prairie Women of Today
- Eden Prairie News