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Facts of Distracted Driving

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What is Distracted Driving? Driving while engaged in any activity that could divert your attention away from driving. Some of the facts Distracted Driving can cause are the following

  • Texting while driving makes a crash up to 23 times more likely to occur.
  • Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting.
  • At 55mph, five seconds is enough time to cover a football field.
  • Talking on a cell phone creates risks like driving with .08 blood alcohol level.
  • Talking on a cell phone can slow a young driver’s reaction time down to that of a 70-year-old.
  • Talking on the phone reduces brain activity devoted to driving by 37%
  • Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and 1,153 are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver.
  • With 1 in 5 crashes in Texas caused by distracted driver based on Texas Department of Transportation.
  • In 2016, based on TxDOT there were 109,658 crashes in Texas related to distracted driving – up 3% over 2015.

The common distractions could be simple actions like texting, eating or drinking, personal grooming, using a navigation system, watching a video, adjusting a radio or MP3 player, Snapchat and Twitter.

We know it’s risky, but we still drive distracted, why? Here are some of the reason we say ourselves: “I am a good driver”, “I drive more carefully when driving distracted”, “I can multi-task”, “I have to—I’m so busy”, “Everyone does it”, “Nothing bad will happen” or even “It’s just for a few seconds”

We would like to recommend you a few tips to avoid distracted driving:

  • Drive without sending or receiving.
  • Call/text before I start driving to let parents, friends and others know when I’ll arrive.
  • Figure out directions before you leave.
  • Pull over to a safe location to check texts or listen to voice mail.

Who has ever been scared when driven by a distracted driver? Focus on the road for distracted driver, you can be the next victim!!!!!!!

In our agency we care about you, call us at (512) 331-1513 set an appointment to review your auto policy coverage and make sure you are protected against the unexpected.

Cestari insurance Agency

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Best International Passport Indeed

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BEST INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT by Indie Meme

“Indie Meme cherishes Austin’s receptive film audiences, and the schedule for their sophomore film festival serves up a veritable cinematic rainbow full of South Asian flavor” Jessi Cape, Austin Chronicle

Festival Badges – sold out!
Closing Night film – sold out!
Opening Night Party at Manuel’s – sold out!

Now available: FESTIVAL PASSES
$60-$75 – access to all films
Individual Film Tickets $10-$15

Experience it all at #IMFF2017 in Austin, April 20-23
at REGAL ARBOR, Great Hills

PARTING (Iran/Afghanistan / Fiction / Farsi & Dari)
Saturday, April 22nd @ 11am

“Rather than offering a visceral depiction of those braving that risky, transcontinental passage, Mahmoudi audaciously (and perhaps conscientiously) sticks with those who stayed.”  —Hollywood Reporter

Official submission of Afghanistan for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.
Two young Afghans, Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find Fereshteh and take her through Turkey towards Europe and a better life.

BUY TICKETSFilm sponsored by:  Modern Woodman/Janak Zalawadia
Community partners:  RAVAAN / Austin UT Persian Students Society / Sheed Persian Festival 

THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS (India / Documentary / Hindi & Marathi)
Saturday, April 22nd @ 1:15pm

A masterpiece, a film from the heart and a testament to everything humanity should believe in wholeheartedly. It’s seldom that a documentary is this spellbinding, this can’t-move-from-my-seat-or-even-think-of-turning-my-eyes-away bewitching, all the while being so human and touching.” –The Huffington Post

Cannes prize-winning The Cinema Travellers is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually.

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Film sponsored by:  PB Construction
Community partners:  Austin Film Society / Austin Marathi Mandal / Austin Documentary Fans

WHITE SUN (Nepal / Fiction / Nepalese)
Sunday, April 23rd @ 11am

“White Sun trots through the scars that remain from the civil war with dramatic tension and surprising moments of absurdist comedy, all the while churning the wheels towards reconciliation through the eyes of the young and innocent.” -SIFF

When his father dies, former anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away.

Nepali helmer Deepak Rauniya’s outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads…

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Film sponsored by:  NY Life/Munira Dhodiya & South Asia Institute, UT
Community partners:  Greater Austin Nepali Society / Austin Asian American Film Festival

CHRONICLES OF HARI (HARIKATHA PRASANGA) (India / Fiction / Kannada)
(with FILMMAKER Ananya Kasaravalli IN ATTENDANCE)
Saturday, April 22nd, @ 4:15pm

Sensuously shot in India’s green coastal regions, Chronicles of Hari tells the story of a young actor who performs female roles in the traditional all-male theater of Karnataka, only to feel himself trapped between two sexual identities and belonging to neither.” –Hollywood Reporter

An actor who plays female parts in traditional Indian theater loses his sexual identity in Ananya Kasaravalli’s debut feature.

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Film sponsored by:  ABCA
Community partners:  OUTsider,  Austin Kannada Sangha, KhushATX

PHOBIA (India / Fiction /Hindi)
Saturday, April 22nd @ 7:15pm

The film’s ‘chill factor’ rests on the shoulders of Radhika Apte, whose expressions are flawless and tend to leave the audience wide-eyed and in awe of her performance.” –Deccan Chronicle

Mehak is a young, free spirited confident artist who has her entire life turn upside down when she accidentally dozes off in a taxi one night. The driver decides to take advantage of the situation. Mehak manages to physically escape that night, but mentally – she is still stuck inside that taxi.

**THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO SPEND YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT** than watching one of the best HINDI horror films with your friends at the Arbor on April 22nd.

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