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Dixit: Help the hand-free cellphone bill to become a law

April 1, 2018

I am not a linguist. But I have closely watched the evolution of a term that has indeed become an obsession for me. This term was a tongue twister only 10 years ago. Today it is ubiquitous with its dreadful presence and has totally erased its tongue-twisting character. The term is “distracted driving” — which pierced through our family like an ice icepick 10 years ago, leaving behind a gaping hole that will never close. Though we have made some…

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The Whole Village Tackles Distracted Driving

January 28, 2018

VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN SHREYA R. DIXIT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION In the spirit of Super Bowl, I have used a football term in the title. All across our state and in the nation, the epidemic of distracted driving continues to spread with new strains of distractions. Just like the game of football, we must be capable of successfully tackling and reversing the advance of competing distracted driving behaviors. While agreeing with the use of ‘tackle’, readers might question the significance of…

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Making Our Roads Safer: Taking Action on Distracted Driving

January 28, 2018

WHAT: A critical, timely and thought-provoking roundtable discussion about the challenges we face in creating, implementing and enforcing distracted-free driving legislation. Participants include Minnesota state legislators, corporate leader, and safety advocates. Cargill and The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation collaborated to organize and host this event. WHY: By offering insights on distracted driving behavior and its implications, we hope to develop a plan for action on hands-free driving legislation. Industry leaders, business organizations, advocacy groups and attendees will leave the roundtable…

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Spooking Technologies in Your Car

November 4, 2017

Halloween is associated with spooky masks, costumes, and candy. True, but spooky technology? That is strange! I did not expect that at Halloween either. For me, the Halloween spook jumped out while reading the latest research report from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. What really scared me in the report was not a mask but a real monster called IVIS. But first: what is IVIS? It is an acronym for In Vehicle Infotainment System (IVIS) that are getting very prevalent…

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Shreya ​Dixit ​Foundation honored with Star Award for Education

November 2, 2017

Shreya ​Dixit ​Foundation was honored for its distraction-free driving work with the Star Award for Education at the 15th Toward Zero Deaths Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota​. Vijay Dixit accepted the award on behalf of the foundation. The annual conference is organized by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and this year ​it ​was held on Oct 26-27, 2017 in Saint Paul.

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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 📢
Photo: @tnhso

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