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‘Call Me Out’ App uses social pressure to stop distracted driving

April 22, 2019
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An app developed by Chevy for Android called ‘Call Me Out’ is an interesting take on the fight against distracted driving. The app allows your loved ones to record voice memos with a reminder to stop driving distracted. The voice memos from your loved ones will play when your phone is picked up when you’re traveling faster than 5mph. We’ve known for a long time that social pressure is a huge factor in distracted driving. If you’re in the car…

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Police Push to Make Distracted Driving Socially Unacceptable

April 17, 2019

You rarely see a driver behind the wheel without a seatbelt buckled these days. But that wasn’t always the case. Years ago, being in a car without a seatbelt was the norm for many people in the US, but due to campaigns such as ‘Click it Or Ticket’, not buckling up in the car has become socially unacceptable. Through the efforts of The Shreya Dixit Foundation and many other organizations working to eradicate distracted driving, it too will become socially…

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Signs Hands Free Bill Into Law

April 17, 2019

On Friday, April 10th, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Hands Free Bill into law. Surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving, Governor Walz regarded that although this bill cannot take the pain away from these families, it will prevent families in the future from enduring similar tragedies. Minnesota joins 16 other states with hands free legislation. “We will reduce deaths,” Walz said. “Sons will come home. Mothers will come home. Our children and grandchildren will…

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Hands-free bill is a Lifesaver

April 12, 2019

March column in the Eden Prairie News: By Vijay B. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation According to preliminary estimate from the Office of Traffic Safety, the current count of traffic fatalities stands at 65 for 2019. At the same time last year, the corresponding number was 53 which was worse than the previous year. Review of data from 2017 to 2019 shows fatality count was 357 in 2017, 380 in 2018 and 2019 is disappointingly trending upward again.…

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#Distractions can last a lot longer than people realize. Learn more at https://t.co/qpv6RaOQ1n and #JustDrive. #DistractedDriving

"We know it's a problem, but we've not broken our behavior patterns. It's extremely rare seeing somebody driving ... without a seat belt. I hope somewhere in the near future, it's like that with cellphones." - Joe McMahon. #distracteddriving. https://t.co/R1BmVNjEiK

We will be sharing images of distracted driving victims the rest of the month as extra enforcement continues. The Riggs family wants you to know more about David, who they say was killed by a distracted driver. Stop driving distracted before it kills you — or someone you love.

Distracted driving is not just texting and driving. Put down the donut, the latte, the makeup. Put down anything other than the steering wheel and #JustDrive

What if this was your last text? Put your phone down and #ListenToLife 📢
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