2020 Distraction-Free Life Calendars Are Here!

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In our Drivers-In-Making program last August, elementary aged students were asked to draw a picture to describe the dangers of distracted driving. The results were pretty remarkable.

 

So, we've compiled the drawings into the 2020 calendar and included anniversaries of loved ones lost to distracted driving as a daily reminder to drive distraction free. All proceeds from the calendars will go towards our education programs for kids of all ages.

 

Gift your loved ones this meaningful calendar for the holidays. Order your calendars today!

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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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Today is GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

If you would like to support our efforts in educating young drivers and building distraction-free driver communities, we have a few ways in which you can help.

1. We are currently selling our 2020 Distraction-Free For Life Calendars. They're a great gift for friends, family, coworkers, or a gift for yourself! Check out the story of these calendars and purchase yours here: https://shreyadixit.org/

2. Spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. We know that setting a good example for friends, kids, coworkers, and family goes a long way with changing our behaviors in the car. You can make a difference in your loved ones lives and support our cause by driving distraction-free!
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We all drive at different paces, especially when the weather is challenging. The person in front of you may be a new driver, an expecting mother, an elderly person or a driver who has recently been in a crash. Increase your following distance and your patience. #MnWx

Proposed bill would create new distracted driving law in Idaho - https://goo.gl/alerts/vzzcB

Distracted driving: Most states aren't cracking down on deadly practice - https://goo.gl/alerts/VYMt4 #GoogleAlerts

RT end_dd: Vijay Dixit, who lost his daughter in a #crash that involved a #distracted driver, is spearheading a 2020 wall calendar that features anti-distracted driving sketches by kids who know the risks (even though they are many years away from drivin… http://ow.ly/hZnw50xk4TA

“I was expecting the speaker to make us #teenagers feels guilty, like we're the only ones who drive #distracted. It was nice for him to say out loud that #parents and adults did it just as much or more. I think it made all of us in the room feel like it was everyone’s problem!”

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