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Leading From The Top: How High Schoolers are Changing the Distracted Driving Culture

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Distracted Driving News

Leading From The Top

November 1, 2019

In my last column, I described how the Shreya Foundation’s (shreyadixit.org) teen-led Distraction-free Life Club (DfLC) at Eden Prairie High School has been spreading the message of distraction-free driving through peer-to-peer influence. The same column also mentioned how the DfLC teens reached beyond high school, embarking on a project named Drivers-in-Making for elementary school kids, engaging them in discussions about distracted driving. It will be the DfLC team coaching young kids. After reading the column a friend questioned me about…

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DRIVERS-IN-MAKING

October 23, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Summer of 2019 is history. The Fall session is in full swing at schools. A new Hands-free Law is active in Minnesota. Troopers from the state patrol are much better equipped to enforce the law. Hopefully, the hands-free law will lead to lower cell phone inspired distracted driving episodes. It surely did take away the self-proclaimed right of drivers to use cell phones as socialization/entertainment tools. Granted that only a thorough analysis of long-term…

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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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Give To The Max Day is Thursday, November 4th and we need your help! Help us reach our fundraising goal for our new program: Drivers-In-Making.

What is Drivers-In-Making?
Teens from the Distraction Free For Life Club will be mentoring elementary students on the dangers of distracted driving through games, stories, & activities. We believe that education and prevention is the cure to distracted driving - and with your help we can teach these young students to grow up into distraction-free drivers!

If you're not in a place to donate, simply sharing the Drivers-In-Making program with parents of young students would mean the world to us.

Thank you for all your support in building distraction-free communities!

Donate here:
https://www.givemn.org/story/Driverinmaking

Learn more about Drivers-In-Making here:
https://edenprairie.ce.eleyo.com/course/5371/fall-2019-youth/drivers-in-making-by-shreya
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In case you missed it: Vijay was on KARE11 today to discuss the Driver-In-Making program, and how this fun & engaging workshop for kids will help them grow up to be distraction-free drivers. Watch the replay and learn more about how to sign up your child here:

https://kare11.com/article/news/…
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Unfortunately, some drivers are slipping back into old habits, and breaking the law in the process.

There were 2,729 hands-free citations statewide in September. There were 2,317 in August.

Hands-free is the law in MN. More: http://HandsFreeMN.org

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