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Leading From The Top: How High Schoolers are Changing the Distracted Driving Culture

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Distracted Driving News

Imagine what they do in Maryland — but in Minnesota

April 7, 2019

The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland, wrote a story about local law enforcement participating in the National Distracted Driving Campaign during the month of April. Maryland is a state where drivers can be cited for using their cellphones while behind the wheel. We hope one year our officers of the law in Minnesota are able to crack down on distracted driving like they already do with Click It or Ticket and Toward Zero Deaths. The story notes: “The National Highway…

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It’s a Big Day in the Senate for the Hands-Free Bill

March 25, 2019
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‘Hands-free’ cellphone bill advances in Minnesota Senate. By Stephen Montemayor ·  StarTribune · The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday for a bill barring cellphone use while driving unless the phone is being used in a “hands-free” mode.Although the measure passed 56-10 with bipartisan support, lawmakers still have to work out differences with a similar bill that passed in the House last week.

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Pioneer Press describes how the House passed the hands-free bill

March 19, 2019
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Just a year ago, further restrictions on how a driver can use a cellphone seemed like a long shot at the Legislature. But when they returned to the Capitol in January lawmakers had a simple message for backers of requiring only hands-free use behind the wheel — your activism worked. State Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, thanked those who lost family members and friends for sharing their heartbreaking stories with lawmakers.

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Hands-free bill passes House Judiciary, headed to Ways and Means

March 6, 2019

House File 50, better known as the hands-free bill, passed out of the House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division today, Wednesday, March 6, and is on its way to the House Ways and Means Committee. Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council, says that once it passes Ways and Means, it will be set for a floor vote. The House describes HF50 as: “Cellphone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception.”

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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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Give To The Max Day is Thursday, November 4th and we need your help! Help us reach our fundraising goal for our new program: Drivers-In-Making.

What is Drivers-In-Making?
Teens from the Distraction Free For Life Club will be mentoring elementary students on the dangers of distracted driving through games, stories, & activities. We believe that education and prevention is the cure to distracted driving - and with your help we can teach these young students to grow up into distraction-free drivers!

If you're not in a place to donate, simply sharing the Drivers-In-Making program with parents of young students would mean the world to us.

Thank you for all your support in building distraction-free communities!

Donate here:
https://www.givemn.org/story/Driverinmaking

Learn more about Drivers-In-Making here:
https://edenprairie.ce.eleyo.com/course/5371/fall-2019-youth/drivers-in-making-by-shreya
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In case you missed it: Vijay was on KARE11 today to discuss the Driver-In-Making program, and how this fun & engaging workshop for kids will help them grow up to be distraction-free drivers. Watch the replay and learn more about how to sign up your child here:

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It's Give To The Max Day! Please support Driver-In-Making Program @ShreyaMemorial https://give.mn/a4s9vf #DriverInMaking #gtmd19 via @givemn

Unfortunately, some drivers are slipping back into old habits, and breaking the law in the process.

There were 2,729 hands-free citations statewide in September. There were 2,317 in August.

Hands-free is the law in MN. More: http://HandsFreeMN.org

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ICYMI @kare11 @tvpatevans interviews @ShreyaMemorial founder about #classes for #elementary #school #Students to help w. distraction-free #education http://bit.ly/2WJT6lG
#communitymatters #SafetyFirst #SafeRoadsForAll #nevertooyoung #NeverTooEarly

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