2020 Distraction-Free Life Calendars Are Here!
In our Drivers-In-Making program last August, elementary aged students were asked to draw a picture to describe the dangers of distracted driving. The results were pretty remarkable.
So, we've compiled the drawings into the 2020 calendar and included anniversaries of loved ones lost to distracted driving as a daily reminder to drive distraction free. All proceeds from the calendars will go towards our education programs for kids of all ages.
Gift your loved ones this meaningful calendar for the holidays. Order your calendars today!
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Distracted Driving News
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…Read More
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…Read More
On Friday, April 10th, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Hands Free Bill into law. Surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving, Governor Walz regarded that although this bill cannot take the pain away from these families, it will prevent families in the future from enduring similar tragedies. Minnesota joins 16 other states with hands free legislation. “We will reduce deaths,” Walz said. “Sons will come home. Mothers will come home. Our children and grandchildren will…Read More
March column in the Eden Prairie News: By Vijay B. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation According to preliminary estimate from the Office of Traffic Safety, the current count of traffic fatalities stands at 65 for 2019. At the same time last year, the corresponding number was 53 which was worse than the previous year. Review of data from 2017 to 2019 shows fatality count was 357 in 2017, 380 in 2018 and 2019 is disappointingly trending upward again.…Read More
On March 27th, local community members spoke to Alicia Lewis from Kare 11 about how their families were affected by distracted driving. Losing loved ones to a distracted driver has led these families to advocate for distraction free driving. Watch the full video here.Read More
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