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

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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Join us this Thursday, October 22nd as our Youth Leadership team receives the 2020 Emerging Leader Award for the Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Webinar Series. This award will be presented to:

Abhi Nallamalli
Amy Wang
Iesh Gujral
Sam Fronek
& Suvarna Nallamalli

...for the success of the internship program and other initiatives that the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation Youth Team has done in the past. We're so proud of you all!

Join us THIS THURSDAY October 22nd in the Teen Safety Session Webinar where the young leaders will be presented the Emerging Leader Award. The webinar is free to attend.

Register here: https://www.minnesotatzd.org/events/webinarseries/2020/teen
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Every year over 400,000 people in the US are injured or killed in distracted driving car crashes. 100% of these injuries and deaths are perventable. So before you put the car in drive, stow away your phone and make sure you're driving distraction free.

Shout out to our summer interns for developing and creating this video!

#distractionfreeforlife #itcanwait #safedriving #enddistracteddriving #saferoads #studentsforsaferoads #shreyadixitfoundation
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Stop driving distracted, it could save lives.

Special thank you to Siddharth Gupta and our internship team who created this animation. 💛

If you’re looking to get involved with a student organization to help end distracted driving, apply for the Distraction Free Life Club! Open to all high schoolers who want to make a difference in their communities and change the driving culture. Applications will be closing soon, so apply today at www.shreyadixit.org
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1 month ago  ·  

Distracted driving: It's not just talking and texting on your phone http://disq.us/t/3scradn

AAA recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week https://www.radio.com/kdkaradio/news/aaa-recognizes-national-teen-driver-safety-week?utm_campaign=sharebutton&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=KDKAAM via @KDKARadio

Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Talking and Texting on Your Phone https://www.chipleypaper.com/story/news/2020/09/30/october-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month/3585513001/ via @wcn_hct

When someone honks behind you, don’t just blindly react by reflexively moving forward. Uphold your right to take the time to properly assess the situation and watch for people, traffic, and other road users at all times, every time. #roadsafety #safetyfirst

OSHP launches distracted driving initiative http://reviewtimes.com/go/cab4f5b65be5 #EndDistractedDriving

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