Vijay's Blog

An Inexcusable Fumble at the One Yard Line!!

June 26, 2018

We are almost halfway down 2018. The year brought Minneapolis the honor of hosting Super Bowl at the sparkling US Bank Stadium. Vikings almost made it to the Super Bowl but, for Philadelphia robbing Minneapolis of the distinction of hosting and, getting a chance to win the Super Bowl. No doubt, it was very disappointing.  […]

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Hand-held cellphone bill backers make push in session’s final weeks

May 4, 2018

Law would make it illegal for drivers to hold a phone or other electronic device.

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Hands-Free Bill Remains Alive, But No Floor Votes Yet. WHY?

May 4, 2018

A public safety bill passed the Minnesota House this week that includes a provision outlawing cell phone use in construction zones, and another calling for tougher penalties for “distracted driving.” But, so far, separate bills in both the House and Senate mandating hands-free cell phone use are still awaiting floor votes.

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Dixit: Help the hand-free cellphone bill to become a law

April 1, 2018

I am not a linguist. But I have closely watched the evolution of a term that has indeed become an obsession for me. This term was a tongue twister only 10 years ago. Today it is ubiquitous with its dreadful presence and has totally erased its tongue-twisting character. The term is “distracted driving” — which […]

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The Whole Village Tackles Distracted Driving

January 28, 2018

VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN SHREYA R. DIXIT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION In the spirit of Super Bowl, I have used a football term in the title. All across our state and in the nation, the epidemic of distracted driving continues to spread with new strains of distractions. Just like the game of football, we must be capable […]

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Making Our Roads Safer: Taking Action on Distracted Driving

January 28, 2018

WHAT: A critical, timely and thought-provoking roundtable discussion about the challenges we face in creating, implementing and enforcing distracted-free driving legislation. Participants include Minnesota state legislators, corporate leader, and safety advocates. Cargill and The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation collaborated to organize and host this event. WHY: By offering insights on distracted driving behavior and […]

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Spooking Technologies in Your Car

November 4, 2017

Halloween is associated with spooky masks, costumes, and candy. True, but spooky technology? That is strange! I did not expect that at Halloween either. For me, the Halloween spook jumped out while reading the latest research report from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. What really scared me in the report was not a mask but […]

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An Antibiotic for Distracted Driving

July 28, 2017

Is distracted driving a bacteria that we need an antibiotic to kill? My answer is YES, and I have supporters.

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 13, 2017

April is observed in the U.S. as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Innovation vs. Tunnel Vision

April 12, 2017

My focus and life mission is, and always will be to fight the epidemic of distracted driving.

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Its the Behavior that Kills

October 24, 2016

I was overcome by extreme grief reading about sentencing of a distracted driver who killed a 79-year-old last October.

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‘Driving Pokemon-Go’ is a New ‘Killer’ in the Making

August 1, 2016

Menu of distractions has gained another item with a new fad called ‘Pokémon-Go’.

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The Multi-Tasking Myth

July 25, 2016

Focusing on one of the most prevalent human rationales for distracted driving, the ‘Multi-tasking Myth’.

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The Teen Brain and Distracted Driving

June 28, 2016

Instead of getting lectures from parents it is important to establish peer led groups/clubs stationed in schools to spread the message of distraction-free driving.

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The next time you get angry, convert it into the brightest of your ideas

June 28, 2016

Here it is 2015, and here is a distracted driving crash, an irresponsible act by a driver cutting short two precious lives.

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The Distraction-Free Clubs in Minnesota: Part 2

June 28, 2016

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation set up the first group of Distraction-free Driving Clubs at three Minnesota high schools at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

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