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Distracted Driving News

Get Educated with the Minnesota’s New Hands-free Law

April 28, 2019

Written By: Vijay b. Dixit, Chairman, Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation August 1, 2019 will usher in a safer Minnesota. On that day we will be able to proudly claim residence in a state with a hands-free law. Thanks to Governor Tim Walz for putting his signature on a bill that had evaded passage for close to a decade in the state legislator. The ever-worsening distracted driving crisis in Minnesota could not escape attention any more. Prior two years of…

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Minnesota Police Are Getting Creative To Catch Distracted Drivers

April 26, 2019
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Police in Eagan, Minnesota boarded a school bus on April 24th to catch distracted drivers from a higher vantage point. The sting called ‘Busted by The Bus’ was aimed at catching distracted drivers around school buses, and raising awareness of the danger. Eagan police caught 18 distracted drivers throughout the ride. In Anoka this week, a police officer disguised as a pan-handler was catching distracted drivers at a stoplight.           ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ – STAR TRIBUNE Eagan…

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‘Call Me Out’ App uses social pressure to stop distracted driving

April 22, 2019
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An app developed by Chevy for Android called ‘Call Me Out’ is an interesting take on the fight against distracted driving. The app allows your loved ones to record voice memos with a reminder to stop driving distracted. The voice memos from your loved ones will play when your phone is picked up when you’re traveling faster than 5mph. We’ve known for a long time that social pressure is a huge factor in distracted driving. If you’re in the car…

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Police Push to Make Distracted Driving Socially Unacceptable

April 17, 2019

You rarely see a driver behind the wheel without a seatbelt buckled these days. But that wasn’t always the case. Years ago, being in a car without a seatbelt was the norm for many people in the US, but due to campaigns such as ‘Click it Or Ticket’, not buckling up in the car has become socially unacceptable. Through the efforts of The Shreya Dixit Foundation and many other organizations working to eradicate distracted driving, it too will become socially…

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Police release video of distracted driving crash, then have it happen again https://t.co/VI6d4vuJuW

Sharing the message of safe driving for the annual walk with the @ShreyaMemorial. Put the phone down and focus on the road. #SafeDriveLongLife #community #nutritionwithsam @nutritionwsam

Our Distraction Free For Life Club Members are at the Raksha 5k Run/Walk this year! #RakshaWalk2019 #EndDistractedDriving

#NoCellWednesday🚗 Please retweet this to as many friends, relatives, neighbors and family as you can. Maybe someone will listen and put down their phone. Because we care . .

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