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Shreya Foundation and the University of Minnesota Collaborate on an innovative study: Driver-in-Making Program

Register your elementary school kids for the November 16th event and make them distraction-free for life.
Distraction For Life Club Members leading kids in a game during our August 2019 session
Distraction For Life Club Members leading kids in a game during our August 2019 session

On Saturday, November 16th at Oak Point Elementary in Eden Prarie, Elementary school-age kids will learn about distracted driving through intelligently designed age-appropriate video clips, games, and stories developed by Eden Prairie High School-based Distraction-free Life Club. The coaching session will imbed in young kids, the ability to watch for distractions as they ride, not only in the car they are in but also in cars passing by them. The ultimate goal of the session is to build a solid foundation for a future distraction-free driver. Each kid will take home an esteem-building-artifact that will help them spread the word about distraction-free driving.

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A decade away from a driver’s license, these kids are already learning safe driving habits

August 21, 2019

The members of Eden Prairie High School’s Distraction Free Driving Club are big fans of peer-to-peer education. Usually, that means other teenagers, but on Aug. 14, 22 high schoolers taught a different audience about safe driving: elementary schoolers. “The kids are our peers, our younger peers,” explained Saathvika Yeruva, co-president of the Distraction-Free Driving Club. She and her classmates spent the morning at Oak Point Elementary School in Eden Prairie playing games, drawing and doing trivia with 15 elementary school…

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‘Trying To Save You’: Families Impacted By Distracted Driving Rally Around Hands-Free Bill

August 1, 2019

In less than two hours, Minnesota’s new hands-free law goes into effect. For drivers, that means buying accessories or changing habits, but for too many families, this is about much more. More than 500 people have died from distracted driving over the past 10 years, but state lawmakers failed to pass the law year after year. Now, it’s those brokenhearted relatives who finally made it happen. “I’m not the only one who lost a child. I’m not the only family…

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Catch Vijay on the radio explaining the new hands-free law

July 26, 2019

Vijay Dixit of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is slated to appear on WCCO Radio and Minnesota Public Radio in the coming days. He will be a guest on WCCO at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, for the “Jearlyn Steele Show,” where he will help explain Minnesota’s new hands-free law. The new regulations disallow holding a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle, and they take effect Thursday, Aug. 1. Dixit then will be heard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July…

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Distracted Driving Kills: Has a Track Record

July 17, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Do you agree with the above title? I do. Distracted Driving has been killing for a real-long time, though under different names. Also, impact of that tragedy does not ever fade away, it remains permanently etched in the memories of those left behind. To make my point I must tell you a story. Something terrible happened to a young boy named Jeff, many years ago. A group of kids started to drink, got into a…

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The New Hands-free Law Needs a New Village

July 2, 2019

Vijay b. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation August 1, 2019 is the day when the new Hands-free Law goes into effect. Getting the Hands-free legislation passed only paved the way for a distraction-free driving future. Now we must make it work. Laws succeed only if they get support from an intelligently designed execution plan by the government. This week’s launch of the public education campaign about the law by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is laudable. It…

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