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2020 virtual Raksha 5k run_walk
Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.
We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.
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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.

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Distracted Driving News

‘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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Catch Vijay on the radio explaining the new hands-free law

July 26, 2019

Vijay Dixit of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is slated to appear on WCCO Radio and Minnesota Public Radio in the coming days. He will be a guest on WCCO at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, for the “Jearlyn Steele Show,” where he will help explain Minnesota’s new hands-free law. The new regulations disallow holding a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle, and they take effect Thursday, Aug. 1. Dixit then will be heard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July…

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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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There are even forms of distractions. Each can cost a life. Be safe. Live a distraction-free life!

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Distracted Driving Kills. Almost 10 lives are taken each day due to simple, momentary distractions!

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South Dakota ban on phone use while driving starts July 1
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New Indiana distracted driving law takes effect July 1 http://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/indiana/new-laws-indiana-distracted-driving-effect-july-1/417-e4bd7594-0692-4afa-8010-a636d9cd843e via @whas11

Starting July 1, drivers in Indiana will be prohibited from holding phone in hand while driving https://www.wdrb.com/news/starting-july-1-drivers-in-indiana-will-be-prohibited-from-holding-phone-in-hand-while/article_d0ffbfd2-b659-11ea-8e69-1fad2d643bff.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via @WDRBNews

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