Shreya Foundation’s Teen Outreach Director and President of the Distraction-free Life Club at Eden Prairie High School Excels in National Speech contest

Eden Prairie High School Student Excels at National Speech Contests Iesh Gujral is a senior at Eden Prairie High School (EPHS), where he is a member of the school’s Debating Club. This year Gurjal reached the semifinals in the highly competitive national speech tournament. EPHS Debate and Speech Coach Jason Meyer called it unprecedented at…

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A Commonly Overlooked Place for Distracted Driving: Parking Lots 

You’re driving down a speedy road, with busy traffic and signs left and right. You vigilantly keep watch for where to curve, turn, look, and signal, keeping all potential distractions aside. Finally, with a sigh of relief and your mind shifting to another place, you turn out of the road and tiredly move into a parking…

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Young Adults and Distracted Driving 

Distracted driving is a serious problem that is costing the lives of millions all around the world. Only in the USA, about 8 people are killed in crashes every single day that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is defined by anything that takes your attention away from the road such as…

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How You Can Contribute to the Shreya Dixit Foundation

Since the tragic death of Shreya Dixit in 2007, the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation has made it its mission to prevent more loss of life from distracted driving. Through clubs, runs, podcasts and a book, the Foundation offers many ways to educate today’s drivers on how to safely use their vehicle. How can you help to…

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EP Police Chief Greg Weber Part 2: Diversity, COVID

Chief Weber seeking diversity on the EP police department Chief Greg Weber said he is a strong supporter of diversity in the EP police force. “We always look at diversifying the police department. How do we reflect the community we serve, not only from an ethnic background, a gender background but also mindset?” Diversity on…

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Raksha Walk to end Distracted Driving on August 11

Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation was created to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and make the roads a safer place. The public can support the foundation and its mission at the annual 5K Raksha Walk on Saturday, August 7 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. Registration for the event will start at…

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A Very Successful Raksha Walk 2017

Shreya Dixit

Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation had a very successful 10th Raksha 5K Distraction-free Driving event with corporate executives and more than 250 runners and walkers participating. Richard Anderson, Former CEO of Delta and newly appointed CEO of Amtrak was the chief guest. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the day of the event as Distraction-free Driving Day in the state.

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Governor Mark Dayton proclaims August 5 distraction free driving day in Minnesota.

Distraction Free Driving Day 2017

Every year our foundation works to bring awareness and effective change to driving behavior. Having the Day of the Raksha walk proclaimed distraction free driving day by Governor of Minnesota is a special recognition of both the continued work that is needed and the work that has been done. This year is the 10th anniversary and makes this proclamation as important as ever.

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