Distraction-Free Driving Club
Join or establish a Distraction-Free Driver Club at your school. The Foundation provides all the needed support.
- Become a peer advocate for distraction-free driving
- Receive special leadership training from experts
- Earn volunteer hours with the work performed as a peer advocate
- Get access to US and State legislators and explore summer internships
- Get the opportunity to attend the Toward Zero Deaths Conference
- Participate in joint workshops with sister clubs in Minnesota
- Write blogs and create art work
The club will meet once a month.
You will need to donate minimum of two hours on club activities every month.
In this inaugural year you will be empowered to show off your unique skills in designing and implementing new peer driven projects to instill distraction-free driving behaviors in the community.
A Message from the Founder
An invitation to The Distraction-Free Driver Club of Minnesota
Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites high school students to join in a crusade for building a distraction-free driver community, one driver at a time.
Not a day goes by without a newspaper or TV story announcing a fatality and/or injury caused by distracted driving. It is heartbreaking to see innocent lives lost due to an action that is easily avoidable. I belong to a family grieving the loss of our 19-year-old daughter Shreya who was fatally injured while riding as a passenger. The driver got distracted causing a crash killing Shreya on the spot. Although that episode occurred many years ago, the wound it left is as fresh as it was on November 1, 2007.
Many states have been passing strict texting/cell phone laws while behind the wheel. However driver distractions originate from both inside and outside of the car and cannot be managed by laws alone. Conclusive research conducted at various institutions in the country shows that majority of crashes occur due to a driver action taken merely 3 seconds before the impact.
We need a broader grass roots level community driven education and awareness campaign.
Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation PSA Competition
In 2015 the Foundation ran a distracted driving PSA competition for High School kids.
All the submitted and winning PSAs are presented in the video below.