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Leading From The Top: How High Schoolers are Changing the Distracted Driving Culture

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Distracted Driving News

Distracted Driving Kills: Has a Track Record

July 17, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Do you agree with the above title? I do. Distracted Driving has been killing for a real-long time, though under different names. Also, impact of that tragedy does not ever fade away, it remains permanently etched in the memories of those left behind. To make my point I must tell you a story. Something terrible happened to a young boy named Jeff, many years ago. A group of kids started to drink, got into a…

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The New Hands-free Law Needs a New Village

July 2, 2019

Vijay b. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation August 1, 2019 is the day when the new Hands-free Law goes into effect. Getting the Hands-free legislation passed only paved the way for a distraction-free driving future. Now we must make it work. Laws succeed only if they get support from an intelligently designed execution plan by the government. This week’s launch of the public education campaign about the law by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is laudable. It…

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Hands-free law to go into effect Aug. 1

June 25, 2019

In just over a month, the new hands-free cellphone law will go into effect. Drivers will no longer be allowed to hold cellphones while the car is in motion. The Shreya R. Dixit Foundation is dedicated to making drivers aware of the new regulations, for their own safety. Here is an easy summary of what’s allowed, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety: “They will be able to use their phones to make calls, text, listen to music or…

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Hands-free is not Distraction-free

June 7, 2019
driving by matheus ferrero

August 1, 2019 is the date when the new Hands-free Law goes live. That is great news. But I would personally like to add an informal footnote alert. Let us not assume that just because one uses a hands-free/Bluetooth enabled phone, one does not have to worry about distracted driving. Let us be clear. Hands-free is not Distraction-free. It is true that the new law addresses one of the major sources of distracted driving, i.e. using a handheld phone while…

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Speak Up About Distracted Driving: Why asking your friends to put down their phones is the best way to fight distracted driving

May 21, 2019

We are working on changing the culture around distracted driving. Even though distracted driving is killing thousands in the U.S. every year, drivers continue to do it. And you’ve likely been in the car with someone who was distracted. Did you ask them to put the phone down? To save the sandwich for home? Or offer to find the perfect radio station so they can focus on driving? Imagine if you’re in the car on your phone and your friend…

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Give To The Max Day is Thursday, November 4th and we need your help! Help us reach our fundraising goal for our new program: Drivers-In-Making.

What is Drivers-In-Making?
Teens from the Distraction Free For Life Club will be mentoring elementary students on the dangers of distracted driving through games, stories, & activities. We believe that education and prevention is the cure to distracted driving - and with your help we can teach these young students to grow up into distraction-free drivers!

If you're not in a place to donate, simply sharing the Drivers-In-Making program with parents of young students would mean the world to us.

Thank you for all your support in building distraction-free communities!

Donate here:
https://www.givemn.org/story/Driverinmaking

Learn more about Drivers-In-Making here:
https://edenprairie.ce.eleyo.com/course/5371/fall-2019-youth/drivers-in-making-by-shreya
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In case you missed it: Vijay was on KARE11 today to discuss the Driver-In-Making program, and how this fun & engaging workshop for kids will help them grow up to be distraction-free drivers. Watch the replay and learn more about how to sign up your child here:

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Unfortunately, some drivers are slipping back into old habits, and breaking the law in the process.

There were 2,729 hands-free citations statewide in September. There were 2,317 in August.

Hands-free is the law in MN. More: http://HandsFreeMN.org

Please support Driver-In-Making Program @ShreyaMemorial https://give.mn/u7ar0g #DriverInMaking #gtmd19 via @givemn

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ICYMI @kare11 @tvpatevans interviews @ShreyaMemorial founder about #classes for #elementary #school #Students to help w. distraction-free #education http://bit.ly/2WJT6lG
#communitymatters #SafetyFirst #SafeRoadsForAll #nevertooyoung #NeverTooEarly

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