March 2016 Roundup - Organ Donors, AZ Texting Driving Law and Spring Maintenance

Here's a quick roundup of 5 articles that caught our attention this month (click on the links to read more):
 
In 2016, 13.6 percent of people who died and became organ donors had been in a road accident. A recent report from Slate spotlighted this perverse side effect of self-driving cars, and offered suggestions for getting more people to become organ donors. 
If, like most Americans, you're not driving a fresh-from-the-showroom ride - the average age of passenger vehicles in the U.S. is just over 10 years old - it's time to give your car a little springtime TLC.
 
 
When it comes to getting fleets of driverless cars onto American roads, the biggest challenge may be public acceptance. A just-released poll by AAA finds that 78 percent of Americans are afraid to ride in a fully driverless car.
 
According to the Internal Revenue Service, the average tax refund is over $3,100. By simply allocating a portion to vehicle maintenance and service, you will realize big dividends in the form of safety and dependability," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The benefits of auto care don't stop there. Your vehicle will perform more efficiently, saving money at the pump, and its useful life will be extended, postponing the major expense of purchasing a new car.
 
 
While nearly every other state in the country has given the green light, Arizona is still not along for the ride when it comes to banning texting while driving statewide. Earlier this month, Senate Bill 1080 had its second reading in the House - passing on to the floor for a vote. Our friend Steve Imhoff at NControl Driving School is in the video (take a moment to visit his driving school website they do some interesting things). 
 
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