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



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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A Message From Founder & Chairman Vijay Dixit: Thank you to all participants and supporters of the 13th Annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk. Not only are we walking and running to end distracted driving, we are celebrating today as Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota, declared by Governor Tim Walz.

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Governor Tim Walz has officially declared August 1st, 2020 as Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota. We've received this honor for the 13th year in a row to commemorate our annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk. Thank you, Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, for recognizing the importance of distraction-free driving & fighting for safe roads. Together we will educate drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving, and prevent any more families from going through the tragedy of losing a loved one on the roads.

Let us celebrate Distraction Free Driving this Saturday at our Virtual Raksha 5K Run/Walk! #OneMinnesota #RakshaWalk2020

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Extra distracted driving enforcement in MN as state marks one year of being hands-free https://www.kvrr.com/2020/08/03/extra-distracted-driving-enforcement-in-mn-as-state-marks-one-year-of-being-hands-free/

Walking today in support of Distraction-Free Driving! Join me in pledging to drive distraction free. #RakshaWalk2020

Click here to view a message from Chairman & Founder, Vijay Dixit. #RakshaWalk2020

Today is the Day! Not only is it Distraction Free Driving Day in Minnesota, it's our 13th Annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk and Vigil. Thank you to all our supporters and participants! #RakshWalk2020

Tomorrow is the 13th Annual Virtual Raksha 5K Run/Walk! - https://mailchi.mp/28b7d81b1403/help-your-child-grow-up-to-be-a-safe-driver-454806

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