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The Hands Free Bill, signed into law by Governor Tim Walz, goes into affect on August 1st, 2019. We will have experts in attendance to answer any questions you may have about the new law.

Let us celebrate Distraction-Free Driving.

Distracted Driving News

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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Our 12th Annual Raksha 5k Run/Walk is only a few months away! Register today for this event to celebrate distraction-free driving. All are welcome! We can't wait to see you there. https://t.co/ApDqrDofjB
#2019RakshaWalk

Today should be Heather Bouchard's birthday. She was killed in 2008 when she was trying to retrieve her cell phone and crashed. We honor the life of this dedicated social worker who was doing graduate work to help autistic children. https://t.co/Alo06TbL20 #EndDD #RealLives

Today we are honoring LCP Mason C. Parnell, who was killed on April 18, 2019 by a distracted driver. Mason had served in the military for just under two years when he was killed. #DistractedDriving #RealLives https://t.co/pnHIloJSqm

Distracted driving is the new drunk driving: 3,166 deaths and countless close calls #EndDistractedDriving https://t.co/1bzojtK9lU via @mercnews

This graphic by @USAA is a good reminder about some of the top distracted driving offenders and what drivers can do to reduce the temptation to drive distracted.
#EndDD #DistractedDriving #Infographic

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