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



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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A Message From Founder & Chairman Vijay Dixit: Thank you to all participants and supporters of the 13th Annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk. Not only are we walking and running to end distracted driving, we are celebrating today as Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota, declared by Governor Tim Walz.

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Governor Tim Walz has officially declared August 1st, 2020 as Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota. We've received this honor for the 13th year in a row to commemorate our annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk. Thank you, Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, for recognizing the importance of distraction-free driving & fighting for safe roads. Together we will educate drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving, and prevent any more families from going through the tragedy of losing a loved one on the roads.

Let us celebrate Distraction Free Driving this Saturday at our Virtual Raksha 5K Run/Walk! #OneMinnesota #RakshaWalk2020

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Extra distracted driving enforcement in MN as state marks one year of being hands-free https://www.kvrr.com/2020/08/03/extra-distracted-driving-enforcement-in-mn-as-state-marks-one-year-of-being-hands-free/

Walking today in support of Distraction-Free Driving! Join me in pledging to drive distraction free. #RakshaWalk2020

Click here to view a message from Chairman & Founder, Vijay Dixit. #RakshaWalk2020

Today is the Day! Not only is it Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota, it's our 13th Annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk and Vigil. Thank you to all our supporters and participants! #RakshWalk2020

Tomorrow is the 13th Annual Virtual Raksha 5K Run/Walk! - https://mailchi.mp/28b7d81b1403/help-your-child-grow-up-to-be-a-safe-driver-454806

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