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2020 virtual Raksha 5k run_walk
Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.
We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.
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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.

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Distracted Driving News

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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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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There are even forms of distractions. Each can cost a life. Be safe. Live a distraction-free life!

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Distracted Driving Kills. Almost 10 lives are taken each day due to simple, momentary distractions!

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South Dakota ban on phone use while driving starts July 1
yesterday
https://apnews.com/4614a2d1e38eb99622909f3c003c6699

New Indiana distracted driving law takes effect July 1 http://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/indiana/new-laws-indiana-distracted-driving-effect-july-1/417-e4bd7594-0692-4afa-8010-a636d9cd843e via @whas11

Starting July 1, drivers in Indiana will be prohibited from holding phone in hand while driving https://www.wdrb.com/news/starting-july-1-drivers-in-indiana-will-be-prohibited-from-holding-phone-in-hand-while/article_d0ffbfd2-b659-11ea-8e69-1fad2d643bff.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via @WDRBNews

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