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Shreya Foundation and the University of Minnesota Collaborate on an innovative study: Driver-in-Making Program

Register your elementary school kids for the November 16th event and make them distraction-free for life.
Distraction For Life Club Members leading kids in a game during our August 2019 session
Distraction For Life Club Members leading kids in a game during our August 2019 session

On Saturday, November 16th at Oak Point Elementary in Eden Prarie, Elementary school-age kids will learn about distracted driving through intelligently designed age-appropriate video clips, games, and stories developed by Eden Prairie High School-based Distraction-free Life Club. The coaching session will imbed in young kids, the ability to watch for distractions as they ride, not only in the car they are in but also in cars passing by them. The ultimate goal of the session is to build a solid foundation for a future distraction-free driver. Each kid will take home an esteem-building-artifact that will help them spread the word about distraction-free driving.

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Distracted Driving News

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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What You Need To Know About The MN Hands Free Law

May 8, 2019

Gov. Tim Walz signs the “hands free while driving” law during a bill signing ceremony Friday, April 12, 2019, surrounded by families who have advocated for the law. Briana Bierschbach | MPR News   The Hands Free Law was signed by Gov. Tim Walz last month while surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving. While these families have been working for decades to get this bill passed, the work isn’t done. With the Hands Free Law going…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Announces Distracted Driving Advisory Council

May 6, 2019

Ohio has a new Distracted Driving Advisory Council, announced last week by Governor Mike DeWine. The council will work to transform the culture of distracted driving in the state. “Driving while texting, or eating, or dialing a phone should be as culturally unacceptable as drunk driving is today,” said Governor DeWine. “When drivers choose to do anything that distracts them from paying full attention to the road, they choose to risk their own lives, the lives of their passengers, and the…

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CALLING ALL PARENTS: The Shreya Dixit Foundation and the University of Minnesota Collaborate on an innovative study: Driver-in-Making Program.
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