WE ARE TRANSFORMING THE DRIVING CULTURE.

A Message from Vijay Dixit, Chairman of The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation: Thank You Participants of the Raksha Walk!

Photos from the Virtual Raksha Walk, August 1st 2020

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STUDENTS FOR SAFER STREETS

Our 2020 Interns advocate for a Distraction-Free Life

Marketing Team

Our distraction-free driving marketing team promotes the cause on 4 levels: The Problem, The Legal Aspect, Personal Stories, and Prevention.

Raksha Walk Team

The Raksha Walk marketing team works to improve your involvement in Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation.

Video/Visual Team

The Video/Visual internship team curates our animations, videos, and graphics to amplify the reach of out campaigning.

Writing Committee

Our Writing Committee publishes informative, enticing stories about distracted driving.

Check out these Distracted Driving PSA videos from our interns!

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Distracted Driving News

Youth Leadership Team Receives 2020 Emerging Leaders Award

October 23, 2020

Congrats to our Youth Leadership team as they receive the 2020 Emerging Leader Award for the Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Webinar Series. This award was presented to: Abhi Nallamalli Amy Wang Iesh Gujral Sam Fronek & Suvarna Nallamalli …for the success of the internship program and other initiatives that the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation Youth Team has done in the past. We’re so proud of you all!

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What are the different types of distracted driving?

July 30, 2020

Written by Jacqueline Jobin, Devna Panda, and Harini Senthilkumar   Since we live in a world filled with constant text messages, social media posts, and communications, distractions surround us. Even when we buckle up in our car, the outside world tempts our minds and eyes to wander from what’s ahead. This type of behavior can lead to distracted driving. The DMV defines distracted driving as “driving while not fully paying attention to the road.” This type of driving is dangerous…

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How can you, individually, take action against driving?

July 30, 2020

Written by Jacqueline Jobin, Harini Senthilkumar, and Devna Panda Getting behind the wheel in and of itself can be an incredibly intimidating task for inexperienced drivers. There is a seemingly endless list of guidelines for safe driving that constantly run through novices’ minds, and the list must continue to do so even after they become comfortable with driving.    As if those regulations weren’t enough to keep track of, driver distraction accounts for more than 58% of teen crashes in…

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If your family or friends are driving distracted what can you do to stop them?

July 30, 2020

Written by Jacqueline Jobin, Harini Senthilkumar, and Devna Panda Practicing safe driving is critical for everyone that enters a vehicle. On our daily commutes, we share the road with other drivers, and therefore, we have a responsibility to drive safely. Sometimes it’s easy to spot other drivers on the road doing things that are unsafe like eating and drinking, talking on the phone, texting, falling asleep, or even speeding. These actions might make us wonder how the careless driver got…

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Distracted Driving in the Age of COVID-19

May 30, 2020

The year 2020 dawned with a severe hit by the ever-powerful tsunami of COVID-19. Now, no day goes by without a deluge of scary reports in daily newspapers, TV and radio describing in graphic details, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it was not surprising that I found myself struggling as I sat down to write my column for April. I was experiencing a discouragingly huge mental block. What really bothered me was that I was having difficulty…

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Remember to drive distraction free tonight! And please plan a safe ride home, you could save lives. #happythanksgiving #maskup #enddistracteddriving #distractionfreeforlife #safedriver ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know there are 3 types of distracted driving?
1. Visual - eyes off the road. This would be texting and driving, looking at the radio, another person in the car, etc.

2. Cognitive - your mind is off the road. Ever get to your destination and not remember how you got there? Your mind was not on driving, but your muscle memory did all the work. This can be super dangerous because your reaction time will be slower and you’ll tend to take more risks while driving.

4. Manual - hands off the wheel. Make sure you have both hands on the wheel at all times - the snack you’re reaching for can wait!

Thank you to our intern Elizabeth for creating this awesome illustration! 👏🏻

#enddistracteddriving #distracteddriving #safedriver #teendrivereducation #itcanwait #arrivealive #shreyadixitfoundation
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1 week ago  ·  

Today is Give To The Max Day! #GiveWhereYouLive

For #GTMD20, we want to raise $1,000 to help fund our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program & Distraction Free For Life Clubs in Minnesota. For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, The Shreya Dixit Foundation will be sponsoring our Distraction-Free For Life Clubs at multiple Minnesota high schools & helping teen driver's attend Driver's Ed through scholarships. All the students that go through these programs are dedicated to being distraction-free drivers & advocates for safe driving amongst their peers. Despite everyone staying home this year, deaths on Minnesota roads have been increasing. In 2019, there were 364 tragic deaths on Minnesota roads, and so far in 2020 there have been 354. Please help us fight this 100% preventable cause of death, for loved ones like Shreya. 💛

What is Give To The Max Day?
Give to the Max Day is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota! You can help support the Shreya Dixit Foundation this Giving Season by donating here. Your donation will help us support our Distraction-Free Life Clubs at multiple high schools around Minnesota, our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program, Youth Internship Program, Teen Driver Safety Education, Raksha Walk, and more!

GiveMN is giving out Golden Tickets at random all day, so by donating to the Shreya Dixit Foundation early, you get entered in a drawing to win more money for the foundation!

“Give to the Max Day has become the Minnesota giving holiday for the past ten years,” said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. “For 24 hours, thousands of organizations and individuals rally to support amazing and important causes that make Minnesota a great place to live, work and play.” - Jake Blumberg, Executive Director of GiveMN

Thank you for your support! Link in bio to donate!
#enddistracteddriving #towardszerodeaths #itcanwait #distractionfree #safedrivereducation #teendriversafety
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Give to the Max Day is this Thursday, November 19th! 💛

Give to the Max Day is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota! The Giving Holiday is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving is now underway!

You can help support the Shreya Dixit Foundation this Giving Season by donating in the giveMn.org website. (Link below) Your donation will help us support our Distraction-Free Life Clubs at multiple high schools around Minnesota, our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program, Youth Internship Program, Teen Driver Safety Education, Raksha Walk, and more!

GiveMN gives out Golden Tickets at random, so by donating to the Shreya Dixit Foundation, you get entered in a drawing to win more money to donate to your favorite cause!

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation

We also have the link in our bio! Thank you for your support!
#givemn #GTMD20 #enddistracteddriving #drivedistractionfree #roadsafety #towardszerodeaths #teendriversafety
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Today is Give To The Max Day!

For #GTMD20, we want to raise $1,000 to fund our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program & Distraction Free For Life Clubs in Minnesota. Will you help us reach our goal? https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation

#GTMD20 Early Giving is underway for Give to the Max Day 2020! Make your donation today to give us a chance to win an early giving Golden Ticket! https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation #GiveMN #GiveWhereYouLive

#EndDistractedDriving to save lives like Zaadii's.

Happy #ElectionDay! Stay safe out there if you are walking, cycling, or driving to the polls.

Feds launch campaign as pedestrian deaths see highest toll in a decade https://www.startribune.com/with-deaths-surging-campaign-aims-to-drive-down-pedestrian-fatalities/572863471/

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