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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 be available for all tablet, smartphone and computer platforms. The application will be released at the Raksha Walk on October 12, 2013 in Eden Prairie,…

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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 📢
Photo: @tnhso

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