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Is it a Plea or Call to Action?

December 27, 2018

This is a Call to Action on two fronts. In the eleven-year long quest for a distraction-free driving world, we at Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation have noted some progress. Despite broad range support from all quarters, we continue to encounter new challenges. They are moving targets that are increasingly becoming difficult to track and manage. I am referring to new technologies installed in cars as well as in mobile devices that drivers and passengers carry as extensions to their bodies.

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Mikey Did NOT Do It Alone!!

December 10, 2018

Adults are as much or more to blame for poor driving practices like distracted driving. The famous sayings: like father like son or a fruit does not fall far from the tree are good examples. We adults are role models for our young ones. What we see in them is actually our own reflection.

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Tragedy to Advocacy: A Journey

December 2, 2018

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN, SHREYA R. DIXIT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION November 1, for most of it is a mere date in a calendar. But it gives shudders to my family and my friends, a day that they cannot forget. November 1, 2007 was an earthquake that shook everything around us. It was the day that plucked right from our arms, the youngest member of our family, Shreya. A driver on that ill-fated day was not paying attention to driving,…

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Minnesota needs to get serious about distracted driving

November 26, 2018

This post was originally published in The Star Tribune. If the new administration of Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the reconfigured Legislature want to show Minnesotans they’re serious about ending gridlock and bickering in St. Paul, then tackling the issue of distracted driving would be a constructive and symbolic starting point. There should be no need for squabbling on this issue. Headlines far too frequently relay the tragic consequences of distracted driving, and that includes the use of handheld cellphones. The…

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Raksha Walk in Eden Prairie Brings Attention to Distracted Driving

August 21, 2018

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk For Distraction-Free Driving, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Purgatory Creek Park. The event featured a 5K run, chances for people to sign pledges to drive distraction-free, remarks from Pat Cooper of Federated Insurance, Mike Hanson from the Office of Traffic Safety and John Mosey of NorthstarMLS, and a vigil walk. According to race organizers, the event had its largest turnout with about 250 people who registered. The foundation…

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#Distractions can last a lot longer than people realize. Learn more at https://t.co/qpv6RaOQ1n and #JustDrive. #DistractedDriving

"We know it's a problem, but we've not broken our behavior patterns. It's extremely rare seeing somebody driving ... without a seat belt. I hope somewhere in the near future, it's like that with cellphones." - Joe McMahon. #distracteddriving. https://t.co/R1BmVNjEiK

We will be sharing images of distracted driving victims the rest of the month as extra enforcement continues. The Riggs family wants you to know more about David, who they say was killed by a distracted driver. Stop driving distracted before it kills you — or someone you love.

Distracted driving is not just texting and driving. Put down the donut, the latte, the makeup. Put down anything other than the steering wheel and #JustDrive

What if this was your last text? Put your phone down and #ListenToLife 📢
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