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

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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The Hands Free Law Has Teeth

February 25, 2020

Minnesota Department of Public Safety released data on how the new hands-free law in Minnesota has performed since it went into effect on Aug. 1, 2019. As of Dec. 31, 2019, that is in five months, a total of 9,727 drivers received citations for violating the law. That amounts to little over 60 a day. It is disheartening to see 60 individuals every day in the state refusing to respect law of the land. Please know that Minnesota does not…

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Join us this Thursday, October 22nd as our Youth Leadership team receives the 2020 Emerging Leader Award for the Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Webinar Series. This award will be 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!

Join us THIS THURSDAY October 22nd in the Teen Safety Session Webinar where the young leaders will be presented the Emerging Leader Award. The webinar is free to attend.

Register here: https://www.minnesotatzd.org/events/webinarseries/2020/teen
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16 hours ago  ·  

Every year over 400,000 people in the US are injured or killed in distracted driving car crashes. 100% of these injuries and deaths are perventable. So before you put the car in drive, stow away your phone and make sure you're driving distraction free.

Shout out to our summer interns for developing and creating this video!

#distractionfreeforlife #itcanwait #safedriving #enddistracteddriving #saferoads #studentsforsaferoads #shreyadixitfoundation
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Stop driving distracted, it could save lives.

Special thank you to Siddharth Gupta and our internship team who created this animation. 💛

If you’re looking to get involved with a student organization to help end distracted driving, apply for the Distraction Free Life Club! Open to all high schoolers who want to make a difference in their communities and change the driving culture. Applications will be closing soon, so apply today at www.shreyadixit.org
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1 month ago  ·  

Distracted driving: It's not just talking and texting on your phone http://disq.us/t/3scradn

AAA recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week https://www.radio.com/kdkaradio/news/aaa-recognizes-national-teen-driver-safety-week?utm_campaign=sharebutton&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=KDKAAM via @KDKARadio

Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Talking and Texting on Your Phone https://www.chipleypaper.com/story/news/2020/09/30/october-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month/3585513001/ via @wcn_hct

When someone honks behind you, don’t just blindly react by reflexively moving forward. Uphold your right to take the time to properly assess the situation and watch for people, traffic, and other road users at all times, every time. #roadsafety #safetyfirst

OSHP launches distracted driving initiative http://reviewtimes.com/go/cab4f5b65be5 #EndDistractedDriving

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