"Our addiction to cell phones has made distracted driving a national epidemic. State patrol officers who deal with crashes every day see the phone as the new “open bottle” in the car that makes drivers impaired and dangerous. Add phones and other devices to the many types of distraction we already face—from tuning the radio to drinking coffee behind the wheel—and we have a crisis. But this crisis can be turned back if drivers make the right choice, the safe choice.
One Split Second can help drivers make that best choice. This book 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.
This book is a call to action, written with heart."
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Vijay Dixit is a management and business process design consultant who has worked in the IT, health insurance, and energy industries. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, he moved to the United States in 1974 to do graduate work in clean technologies and business management.
After losing their daughter Shreya to a distracted driver in 2007, Vijay and his wife Rekha established the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation to conduct awareness and education campaigns in the states of Minnesota and Connecticut. In addition to his advocacy work with the foundation, Vijay drew on his engineering background to pioneer the development of the world’s first Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC) for combating distracted driving. Vijay and Rekha live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.