Columbia river view
PEMCOperspective
News & insight from
PEMCO Insurance

June 2018

What's a safe distance for changing lanes or merging in front of semitrucks?

It's no wonder we feel nervous when we look in the rearview mirror and see nothing but big, shiny truck grille. About one in 10 highway fatalities involves a big truck, even though trucks make up considerably fewer than one in 10 vehicles on the road...

Read more...

Where does autonomous car testing go from here?

Following a tragic pedestrian fatality in March, when a self-driving Uber struck a woman pushing her bicycle across a road in Tempe, Ariz., Uber pulled its test cars from the road. They've been benched ever since pending an ongoing investigation...

Read more...

Protect your home from an errant bottle rocket

Although fireworks are banned in many cities across the Northwest, some unincorporated areas still allow them on July 4. If yours is among them, here are some practical ways you can protect your home from the rockets' red glare...

Read more...

Is your busy teen driving into danger?

If your teen is holding down a job this summer – congratulations! Working is a valuable step toward independence and learning time management skills, leadership, and patience that just can't be taught in school...

Read more...

Did your car make the 'most annoying' list?

At what point do all those techy gadgets in our cars become more distraction than driving aid? Some people say we're already there! The biggest offenders are Bluetooth and voice recognition systems, as reflected in surveys by Consumer Reports and J.D. Power...

Read more...

Is it safe to wear a wedding band when working around equipment?

Ah, June. The wedding month. And for some – especially guys – the first time they've ever worn a ring, be it a humble gold band or something a little flashier to symbolize their commitment...

Read more...