WE ARE TRANSFORMING THE DRIVING CULTURE.

A Message from Vijay Dixit, Chairman of The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation: Thank You Participants of the Raksha Walk!

Photos from the Virtual Raksha Walk, August 1st 2020

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STUDENTS FOR SAFER STREETS

Our 2020 Interns advocate for a Distraction-Free Life

Marketing Team

Our distraction-free driving marketing team promotes the cause on 4 levels: The Problem, The Legal Aspect, Personal Stories, and Prevention.

Raksha Walk Team

The Raksha Walk marketing team works to improve your involvement in Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation.

Video/Visual Team

The Video/Visual internship team curates our animations, videos, and graphics to amplify the reach of out campaigning.

Writing Committee

Our Writing Committee publishes informative, enticing stories about distracted driving.

Check out these Distracted Driving PSA videos from our interns!

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Distracted Driving News

The Hands Free Law Has Teeth

February 25, 2020

Minnesota Department of Public Safety released data on how the new hands-free law in Minnesota has performed since it went into effect on Aug. 1, 2019. As of Dec. 31, 2019, that is in five months, a total of 9,727 drivers received citations for violating the law. That amounts to little over 60 a day. It is disheartening to see 60 individuals every day in the state refusing to respect law of the land. Please know that Minnesota does not…

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Leading From The Top

November 1, 2019

In my last column, I described how the Shreya Foundation’s (shreyadixit.org) teen-led Distraction-free Life Club (DfLC) at Eden Prairie High School has been spreading the message of distraction-free driving through peer-to-peer influence. The same column also mentioned how the DfLC teens reached beyond high school, embarking on a project named Drivers-in-Making for elementary school kids, engaging them in discussions about distracted driving. It will be the DfLC team coaching young kids. After reading the column a friend questioned me about…

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DRIVERS-IN-MAKING

October 23, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Summer of 2019 is history. The Fall session is in full swing at schools. A new Hands-free Law is active in Minnesota. Troopers from the state patrol are much better equipped to enforce the law. Hopefully, the hands-free law will lead to lower cell phone inspired distracted driving episodes. It surely did take away the self-proclaimed right of drivers to use cell phones as socialization/entertainment tools. Granted that only a thorough analysis of long-term…

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A decade away from a driver’s license, these kids are already learning safe driving habits

August 21, 2019

The members of Eden Prairie High School’s Distraction Free Driving Club are big fans of peer-to-peer education. Usually, that means other teenagers, but on Aug. 14, 22 high schoolers taught a different audience about safe driving: elementary schoolers. “The kids are our peers, our younger peers,” explained Saathvika Yeruva, co-president of the Distraction-Free Driving Club. She and her classmates spent the morning at Oak Point Elementary School in Eden Prairie playing games, drawing and doing trivia with 15 elementary school…

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‘Trying To Save You’: Families Impacted By Distracted Driving Rally Around Hands-Free Bill

August 1, 2019

In less than two hours, Minnesota’s new hands-free law goes into effect. For drivers, that means buying accessories or changing habits, but for too many families, this is about much more. More than 500 people have died from distracted driving over the past 10 years, but state lawmakers failed to pass the law year after year. Now, it’s those brokenhearted relatives who finally made it happen. “I’m not the only one who lost a child. I’m not the only family…

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Remember to drive distraction free tonight! And please plan a safe ride home, you could save lives. #happythanksgiving #maskup #enddistracteddriving #distractionfreeforlife #safedriver ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know there are 3 types of distracted driving?
1. Visual - eyes off the road. This would be texting and driving, looking at the radio, another person in the car, etc.

2. Cognitive - your mind is off the road. Ever get to your destination and not remember how you got there? Your mind was not on driving, but your muscle memory did all the work. This can be super dangerous because your reaction time will be slower and you’ll tend to take more risks while driving.

4. Manual - hands off the wheel. Make sure you have both hands on the wheel at all times - the snack you’re reaching for can wait!

Thank you to our intern Elizabeth for creating this awesome illustration! 👏🏻

#enddistracteddriving #distracteddriving #safedriver #teendrivereducation #itcanwait #arrivealive #shreyadixitfoundation
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Today is Give To The Max Day! #GiveWhereYouLive

For #GTMD20, we want to raise $1,000 to help fund our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program & Distraction Free For Life Clubs in Minnesota. For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, The Shreya Dixit Foundation will be sponsoring our Distraction-Free For Life Clubs at multiple Minnesota high schools & helping teen driver's attend Driver's Ed through scholarships. All the students that go through these programs are dedicated to being distraction-free drivers & advocates for safe driving amongst their peers. Despite everyone staying home this year, deaths on Minnesota roads have been increasing. In 2019, there were 364 tragic deaths on Minnesota roads, and so far in 2020 there have been 354. Please help us fight this 100% preventable cause of death, for loved ones like Shreya. 💛

What is Give To The Max Day?
Give to the Max Day is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota! You can help support the Shreya Dixit Foundation this Giving Season by donating here. Your donation will help us support our Distraction-Free Life Clubs at multiple high schools around Minnesota, our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program, Youth Internship Program, Teen Driver Safety Education, Raksha Walk, and more!

GiveMN is giving out Golden Tickets at random all day, so by donating to the Shreya Dixit Foundation early, you get entered in a drawing to win more money for the foundation!

“Give to the Max Day has become the Minnesota giving holiday for the past ten years,” said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. “For 24 hours, thousands of organizations and individuals rally to support amazing and important causes that make Minnesota a great place to live, work and play.” - Jake Blumberg, Executive Director of GiveMN

Thank you for your support! Link in bio to donate!
#enddistracteddriving #towardszerodeaths #itcanwait #distractionfree #safedrivereducation #teendriversafety
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Give to the Max Day is this Thursday, November 19th! 💛

Give to the Max Day is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota! The Giving Holiday is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving is now underway!

You can help support the Shreya Dixit Foundation this Giving Season by donating in the giveMn.org website. (Link below) Your donation will help us support our Distraction-Free Life Clubs at multiple high schools around Minnesota, our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program, Youth Internship Program, Teen Driver Safety Education, Raksha Walk, and more!

GiveMN gives out Golden Tickets at random, so by donating to the Shreya Dixit Foundation, you get entered in a drawing to win more money to donate to your favorite cause!

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation

We also have the link in our bio! Thank you for your support!
#givemn #GTMD20 #enddistracteddriving #drivedistractionfree #roadsafety #towardszerodeaths #teendriversafety
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Today is Give To The Max Day!

For #GTMD20, we want to raise $1,000 to fund our Driver's Ed Scholarship Program & Distraction Free For Life Clubs in Minnesota. Will you help us reach our goal? https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation

#GTMD20 Early Giving is underway for Give to the Max Day 2020! Make your donation today to give us a chance to win an early giving Golden Ticket! https://www.givemn.org/organization/Shreya-R-Dixit-Memorial-Foundation #GiveMN #GiveWhereYouLive

#EndDistractedDriving to save lives like Zaadii's.

Happy #ElectionDay! Stay safe out there if you are walking, cycling, or driving to the polls.

Feds launch campaign as pedestrian deaths see highest toll in a decade https://www.startribune.com/with-deaths-surging-campaign-aims-to-drive-down-pedestrian-fatalities/572863471/

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