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2020 virtual Raksha 5k run_walk
Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.
We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

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Distracted Driving News

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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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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Registration is open for the 2020 Virtual 5K Raksha Walk/Run!

We've been holding the Raksha Walk for 12 years, and although we can't join together in person this year, we're not backing down from our promise to help our local community. That's why we're holding a virtual Raksha Walk/Run this year - we welcome anyone to join us no matter where you are in the world!

We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by India Association of Minnesota.

Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register

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SAVE THE DATE: Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation 13th Annual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020!

Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.

We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

Stay tuned. Registration is coming soon at www.shreyadixit.org
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Registration is open for the 2020 virtual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020. Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register?fbclid=IwAR2-iV3tNwenG2VHpuBYQO667dJxY2Scsa0JkJyljXM2I_R0NxBCzcqV40g

Apply for the 2020 paid summer internship today! We have 10 open positions in marketing, writing, video/visual advertising, and more! Click here to apply: https://shreyadixit.org/2020-internship/ #summerinternshipminnesota #minnesotainternship

'Just put the phones away' | Jefferson County High School senior's video project focuses on ... - https://goo.gl/alerts/HWPL4

Remember, stop distracted driving - https://goo.gl/alerts/m8U3H

We’re calling on all Minnesotans to get creative 🧵 Today we launched a statewide mask drive to help our congregate care facilities.

These don’t replace PPE, but they do help limit the spread of the virus. Thanks to our fire stations for partnering with us! #MinneSEWtaWeek

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