Join or establish a Distraction-Free Driver Club at your school. The Foundation provides all the needed support.
The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation sponsors clubs at high schools in Minnesota. Currently four clubs operate at area high schools.
By leveraging Peer-to-Peer influence, these clubs execute projects to inculcate distraction-free driving behaviors. Club members are free to choose topics and communication media for creating compelling messages. In the process they also:
- Become a peer advocate for distraction-free driving.
- Receive special leadership training from experts.
- Earn volunteer hours with the work performed as a peer advocate.
- Get access to US and State legislators and explore summer internships.
- Get the opportunity to attend the Toward Zero Deaths Conference
- Participate in joint workshops with sister clubs in Minnesota.
- Write blogs and create art work.
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The club will meet once a month.
You will need to donate a minimum of two hours on club activities every month.
In this inaugural year you will be empowered to show off your unique skills in designing and implementing new peer driven projects to instill distraction-free driving behaviors in the community.
A Message from the Founder
Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites the community to join our crusade for building a distraction-free world.
Not a day goes by without a newspaper or TV story announcing a fatality and/or injury caused by distracted driving. It is heartbreaking to see innocent lives lost due to an action that is easily avoidable. I belong to a family grieving the loss of our 19-year-old daughter Shreya who was fatally injured while riding as a passenger. The driver got distracted causing a crash killing Shreya on the spot. Although that episode occurred many years ago, the wound it left is as fresh as it was on November 1, 2007.
Many states have been passing strict texting/cell phone laws while behind the wheel. However driver distractions originate from both inside and outside of the car and cannot be managed by laws alone. Conclusive research conducted at various institutions in the country shows that the majority of crashes occur due to a driver action taken merely 3 seconds before the impact.
We need a broader grass roots level community driven education and awareness campaign.
Vijay B. Dixit, Chairman
Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation
A 501(c)-3 Non-Profit Organization