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A Hands-free Law in Minnesota-Round 2

July 28, 2017

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each day in the United States, 9 traffic fatalities and 1,000 injuries occur in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Data shows that electronic devices like cell phones distract drivers the most, any additional non-driving activities by a driver cumulatively increase cognitive impairment.

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Vijay Dixit and Col. Matt Langer talk distracted driving with Tom Weber on MPR

June 13, 2017

Raising awareness about the epidemic of distracted driving with real life stories, and discussing potential solutions and challenges.

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Teens leading by example: The peer-to-peer approach to driving distraction-free

May 4, 2017

Last year, with help from the Dixit Foundation, three high schools in the Twin Cities area started distraction-free driving clubs. This year there were a total of four, and another two are interested in forming clubs next year.

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Watch our new Public Service Announcement

April 30, 2017

The Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation sponsors PSA competitions to raise awareness about the problem of distracted driving.

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Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation Inspired Distracted Driving Story Wins Midwest Emmy

April 19, 2017

KARE 11 TV received a regional Midwest Emmy award in the fall of 2016 for a series of stories that offered the compelling and tragic truth of texting and driving behavior.

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Southwest Magazine: Eden Prairie’s Vijay Dixit Wants to End Distracted Driving

October 17, 2016

Southwest Magazine profile on Vijay Dixit and the Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation.

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Mom shares pain of teen drunk driving

May 6, 2016

Prom and graduation season are the busiest time of year for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as the group works to educate families about the dangers of teen alcohol consumption and what can happen afterwards.

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Senator Klobuchar Discusses Distracted Driving with Minnesota Students, Safety Leaders, and Impacted Families

May 4, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined with Minnesota high school students, safety leaders, researchers, and Vijay Dixit, a leading distraction-free driving advocate, to highlight the dangers of distracted driving.

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Eden Prairie dad’s book honors daughter he lost to distracted driving – Pioneer Press

May 4, 2016

“My daughter, Shreya, was in a car,” says Vijay Dixit of Eden Prairie. “She was the front-seat passenger in a car. She was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, coming home for the weekend.

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Diana Pierce interviews Vijay Dixit on her KARE11 show about his book ONE SPLIT SECOND

April 13, 2016

Insightful discussion with a grieving but resolute father seeks to change the current driving culture with his book, ONE SPLIT SECOND.

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NSC Finds Loved Ones – Not Friends or Work – Pressure Us Most to Drive Distracted

April 11, 2016

Today the National Safety Council released survey results showing 82% of Americans feel the most pressure from their families to drive distracted.

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Vijay Dixit discusses his book ONE SPLIT SECOND on NBC/KARE11

March 31, 2016

As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins in April, a Twin Cities father released a book detailing his research on how to fix the epidemic.

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Distracted Driving Featured on the Mary Hanson Show

December 29, 2014

Mary Hanson spoke with Vijay Dixit, Founder of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation and Frank Hornstein, MN State Representative and Chairman of the Minnesota House Transportation Committee, about distracted driving.

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Changes to Graduated Driver Licensing Law for Teens

December 28, 2014

Starting January 1, 2015, there are new requirements to get a provisional license if the teen is under 18. Teens must provide a supervised driving log when taking their driving test that’s signed by a parent.

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Hello Parents! Get Ready for Your Own Driver-Ed Class

December 28, 2014

There are new requirements for the Graduated Driver Licensing Law for teens under 18. To get a provisional license for the teen, one of the parents need to attend a parent awareness class to be offered by the driver education program.

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Grieving families plead for stricter distracted driving laws

July 29, 2014

Distracted drivers caused more than 17,500 crashes last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and were responsible for 63 deaths. Each crash happened in the split second it takes to glance at a phone, or a radio dial, or the kids in the back seat.

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Put the Brakes on Distracted Drivers

July 29, 2014

Texting while driving diverts attention from the road an average of 4.6 out of every 6 seconds, officials say. That’s on par with traveling the length of a football field at 55 mph without looking up, according to the state Department of Public Safety (DPS). And using a cellphone while on the road delays driver reaction time as much as having a .08 blood alcohol level.

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Vijay Dixit on WCCO 06-12-13

June 12, 2013

Vijay on WCCO 06-12-13 Audio clip of Vijay Dixit, Founder & Chairman of Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation taling about distracted driving on the morning show.  He also disussed the state of the art Distracted Driving application created by the foundation on the Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC™) technology. The web based application will…

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Teen Driver Texting overtakes Drunk Driving in car crashes

May 14, 2013

The number of teens who are being injured or killed as a result of texting while driving has skyrocketed as mobile-device technology has advanced.

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Study: Distracted driving deaths are underreported due to improper coding

May 9, 2013

Crash deaths in cases where drivers were on the phone are seriously underreported, according to a recent analysis of state and federal data by the National Safety Council, an advocacy group.

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A great PSA from Ashton Kutcher

April 8, 2013
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Vijay Dixit on WCCO Radio. Listen to the interview here.

August 1, 2012

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