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

Commentary: The Distraction-Free Clubs in Minnesota: Part 1

I remember my teen years when I often would find myself in situations where it was difficult to challenge the norm in the midst of peers. Sometimes it was to protect my ego, and other times to avoid hurting a dear friend. I would rather go with the flow and do things that were totally against my wish.

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Distracted Driving: IED of the Brain

The deadly battlefield device called Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has become part of our day-to-day vocabulary, thanks to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It struck me that distracted driving, a human behavior, somehow demonstrates traits of an IED, a physical object. The more I thought about it, the more convincing it got.

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Conquer Driver Distraction through Peer-to-Peer Education

Driver distractions originate from multiple sources that reside both inside and outside of the car. These distractions cannot be managed through a single solution or tool. We need a multipronged approach to influence how we drive. I see the evolution of this approach already taking place on three fronts, namely: Technology, Legislation and Education.

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