12 episodes

Distraction Free Life Podcast

Distraction Free Life Podcast Iesh Gujral

    • Education

Distraction Free Life Podcast

    State Legislation for Distracted Driving

    State Legislation for Distracted Driving

    Listen to this podcast episode by our hosts, Navnita and Srijani, to be informed on the distracted driving laws of 10 states in the US. These states include Georgia, California, Minnesota, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Montana. To learn more, please visit https://shreyadixit.org/blog/, your specific state's department of driving website, and the sources linked below! Thank you very much for tuning in!

    Sources:
    https://www.georgiacriminallawyer.com/distracting-driving-texting
    https://www.ghsa.org/state-laws/issues/Distracted%20Driving?state=Georgia
    https://www.hamptonlaw.com/blog/kansas-laws-on-distracted-driving-and-texting/
    https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/driving-safety/distracted-driving/
    https://www.torgensonlaw.com/cell-phone-driving-laws-by-state/
    https://www.trustedchoice.com/distracted-driving/kentucky-laws/
    https://www.trustedchoice.com/distracted-driving/texas-laws/
    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/169.475
    https://www.drivinglaws.org/minn.php
    https://www.trustedchoice.com/distracted-driving/minnesota-law/
    https://www.ots.ca.gov/media-and-research/campaigns/distracted-driving-april/#:~:text=Using%20your%20cell%20phone%20while,but%20never%20while%20holding%20it.
    https://www.akdlawyers.com/texting-and-driving-laws-in-louisiana/#:~:text=It%20is%20illegal%20to%20text,ticket%20for%20texting%20and%20driving.
    https://www.safernm.org/distracted-driving/#:~:text=For%20this%20reason%2C%20starting%20in,a%20traffic%20light%20or%20sign.
    https://www.ghsa.org/node/1586#:~:text=No%20bans%20on%20hand%2Dheld,text%20messaging%20for%20any%20drivers.

    • 11 min
    The Pandemic and Driving Safety

    The Pandemic and Driving Safety

    Register for the Raksha Walk at shreyadixit.org!
    Sources:

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.gov/files/documents/traffic_safety_during_covid19_01062021_0.pdf?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9B07-6JStIBAc7PMq_kC4oPplAAGW1djhevr5_mz_IotXeJj0N5DiRD1iZAuiHmVX__Kz5

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2020/04/22/speeding-and-other-reckless-driving-spike-during-pandemic/amp/

    https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

    • 7 min
    Distracted Driving Legislation and what the general public can do to get involved.

    Distracted Driving Legislation and what the general public can do to get involved.

    NHTSA: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

    NCSL: https://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/cellular-phone-use-and-texting-while-driving-laws.aspx

    https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-crackdown-distracted-driving-0

    https://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/state-and-federal-efforts-to-reduce-distracted-driving.aspx

    Learn more at shreyadixit.org

    • 7 min
    Distracted Driving Prevention and the impact of a Distraction Free Life

    Distracted Driving Prevention and the impact of a Distraction Free Life

    Sources:

    https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/distracted-driving/tips-for-preventing-distracted-driving/

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

    https://www.geico.com/information/safety/auto/teendriving/distracted-driving/

    https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/distracted_driving/index.html

    https://ldi.upenn.edu/healthpolicysense/parents-report-their-distracted-driving-behaviors

    https://www.enddd.org/end-distracted-driving/university-of-michigan-study-90-of-parents-drive-distracted-with-children-in-the-car/

    https://www.enddd.org/end-distracted-driving/distracted-driving-teens-whose-parents-drive-distracted-are-more-than-twice-as-likely-to-also-drive-distracted-1/

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/08/distracted-driving-parents-phones/13740087/

    • 10 min
    Autonomous Vehicles and Distracted Driving

    Autonomous Vehicles and Distracted Driving

    A discussion of the connection between autonomous vehicles and distracted driving with Dakota Medina and Nikhil Kori of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation.

    • 10 min
    COVID, Distracted Driving, and Autonomous Cars with Mike Hanson

    COVID, Distracted Driving, and Autonomous Cars with Mike Hanson

    ABOUT MIKE HANSON:

    I currently serve as the Director for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety and I also serve as the designated Governor's Highway Safety Representative. I was appointed to my current position in October of 2017. Prior to being appointed as the Director of the Office of Traffic Safety I was employed with the Minnesota State Patrol. I retired in 2017 with nearly 35 years of law enforcement experience. During my tenure with the State Patrol I worked in several areas of the State primarily in the Marshall, Minneapolis, Detroit Lakes, and Thief River Falls Districts. I retired as the District Commander for the West Metropolitan District. I have specialized in a several areas of service including as a crash reconstruction specialist, DWI and SFST trainer/instructor, Mobile Field Force Co-commander and as an IACP Leadership training facilitator. I am passionate about traffic safety issues and public safety services.

    • 34 min

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