Watch Shreya's Unfinished Story: The Stage

Special thanks to Traveler's Insurance for creating this powerful video as a reminder of the precious lives that have been lost due to Distracted Driving. Watch more Unfinished Stories of distracted driving victims here.

Listen to Vijay's Interview with WCCO's Esme Murphy regarding the Minnesota hands free bill.

Minnesota Hands Free Bill Gains Momentum

Vijay Dixit, whose daughter Shreya died in a distracted-driving crash, holds a chart of traffic fatalities while speaking to reporters Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, about a proposed hands-free driving law at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Flanking Dixit are lawmakers from both parties who support the proposal. Shreya Dixit, of Eden Prairie, was 19 when she was killed while the passenger of a vehicle Nov. 1, 2007. (Dave Orrick / Pioneer Press)

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HANDS-FREE BILL BECAUSE:

  • 1 in 4 vehicle crashes and 1 in 5 traffic deaths in Minnesota involve distracted driving.
  • Hands-Free keeps the driver’s hands on the wheel and attention on the road.
  • Hands-Free will help law enforcement keep our roads safe.
  • The Hands-Free Bill allows voice-activated phone use with limited hand-held exceptions for emergencies, emergency vehicles, one-touch activation, and GPS devices.

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Today's Distracted Driving News

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

March 19, 2019

Lawmakers find common ground on opioid fees, hands-free calls and missed school days Minnesota lawmakers took a big step Monday toward proving politically divided government can get things done. With three bipartisan votes, House lawmakers advanced bills that would require drivers to use cellphones in hands-free mode, charge new fees on opioid makers and distributors […]

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

March 6, 2019

By Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation 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 […]

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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 […]

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How We are Transforming the Driving Culture

Education

  • e-Trainer / MOOC technology tool
  • Call to Action book: One Split Second by Vijay Dixit
  • Youth outreach talks at schools
  • Driver-ed programs

Actions

  • Distraction-free Driving Clubs
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Annual Raksha Protection Vigil and 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-free Driving

Incentives

  • Drivers Ed Stipends
  • Youth Outreach Internships
  • Media Interviews
  • Community Hour credits

2018 Distracted Driving Roundtable Discussion at Cargill Headquarters

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New Book

One Split Second

The Distracted Driving Epidemic
How It Kills and How We Can Fix It

One Split SecondThis new book by Vijay Dixit, of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, is a one-of-a-kind resource that brings together real-life stories, facts and figures, fascinating research about our behavior behind the wheel, and expert perspectives on how we can end the distraction epidemic. It is a book no driver can live without.

“A call to action, written with heart” -Senator Amy Klobuchar

One Split Second will be available for sale at the 10th Annual Raksha Walk on August 5. The author will be present to autograph the book.

On The Blog

A Striking Resemblance: Batman and Raksha Walk, the Campaign for Distraction-free Driving

Our family was struck by a devastating tragedy and we resolved to find something good in it. One may term it strange, abnormal, weird, insane etc. etc. It is impossible for a family to lose a 19 year old child, in this case Shreya, and find something good in it? Why? I led the initiative to start the foundation in her name to combat distracted driving and felt like a higher calling pushing me from inside.

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Washington (Houston), we have a problem.

Senator Klobuchar noted that states, including Minnesota and North Dakota were unable to qualify for much needed federal dollars allocated for distracted driving and teen safety in past years.

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The 100 Deadliest Days

AAA, the esteemed automobile club calls the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer. It is fair to assume that distracted driving behaviors has contributed a good deal to the creation of this term.

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