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Oct 11, 2017, 13:16 ET Northwest Drivers Go the Distance to Avoid Parking Headaches

Have you ever abandoned your plans because the thought of finding and paying for parking was just too much to handle? If so, you're not alone....


Sep 13, 2017, 12:59 ET Most Northwest Drivers Aren't Worried about Car Prowls

That feeling when you spot shattered glass strewn near your parked car: It's one many Northwest drivers can relate to. Yet the latest poll from...


Aug 31, 2017, 12:04 ET PEMCO Insurance Announces New Endorsement to Bridge Coverage Gaps for Rideshare Drivers

Picture this: An enterprising Uber driver rolls through an intersection on her way to pick up a new passenger. But the trip goes south...


Aug 04, 2017, 13:15 ET Buckle Up in the Back: Poll Finds Backseat Passengers Don't Always Wear Seatbelts

Buckling up may be the first thing most people do when they get in a car, but the latest poll from Seattle-based PEMCO Insurance finds that a...


Jul 19, 2017, 11:43 ET Washington Drivers Find Pets More Distracting than Kids

Northwesterners are known for their love of furry companions, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance finds that Washington residents think pet...


Jun 27, 2017, 13:02 ET High-five! PEMCO Insurance ranks "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Auto Insurers in the Northwest Region," by J.D. Power for the fifth straight year

PEMCO Insurance is proud to announce it has once again earned the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the Northwest Region from J.D. Power...


Jun 21, 2017, 12:25 ET PEMCO Insurance: Hang up and walk: Distracted pedestrians are on the rise

While countless campaigns urge distracted motorists to "hang up and drive," a new poll from PEMCO Insurance shows smartphone wielding pedestrians...


May 31, 2017, 12:00 ET PEMCO Poll: Northwest residents install security systems but don't always use them

Though many Northwest households take measures to protect their homes from burglaries and theft, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance finds that an...


May 16, 2017, 14:28 ET Don't Get Burned: Prevent human-caused wildfires with common sense tips

Though a wet winter may delay the threat of wildfire in the Northwest this year, PEMCO Insurance urges residents to take steps now to protect their...


Apr 18, 2017, 12:31 ET Out with the old: Northwest residents skip spring cleaning, garage sales in favor of donating used stuff year-round

While spring is often thought to mark a traditional time for household cleaning and purging unwanted items, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance finds...


Mar 15, 2017, 12:44 ET Northwest residents admit to falling behind on spring maintenance

Though many Northwest residents recently remembered to spring their clocks forward an hour, a majority likely forgot to change their smoke detector...


Feb 22, 2017, 13:12 ET Fire Safety 101: Poll finds not all residents keep fire extinguishers at home

Americans reported a home fire every 86 seconds in 2015, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But despite the clear safety risks...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:25 ET Need for speed? Northwest drivers put the pedal to the metal

The latest poll from PEMCO Insurance finds a significant increase in speeders among Washington and Oregon drivers, up almost 15 percent from six...


Dec 14, 2016, 12:53 ET Northwest residents fret about identity theft, but many are slow to reduce risks

As consumers get ready to shop 'til they drop this holiday season, many worry about protecting their identity from fraud, both online and offline....


Nov 15, 2016, 12:19 ET PEMCO Poll: Playing both sides of the fence: Despite claiming ownership, Northwest homeowners dodge responsibility for fixing damaged fences

Do you know who owns the fence separating your property from your neighbor's? While many Northwest residents believe they do, a new poll from PEMCO...


Oct 12, 2016, 12:19 ET PEMCO Poll: Northwest residents aren't ready for driverless cars

Though flying cars might still be a distant figment of the future, a majority of Northwest residents believe that self-driving automobiles will...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:39 ET Most Northwest residents believe the big one is coming, but many aren't ready

 A majority of Northwest residents believe a major earthquake will rattle the region during their lifetime, but many admit they haven't taken...


Aug 03, 2016, 12:11 ET Most Northwest residents say they're decent swimmers, but many don't take enough steps to be safe around water

 Summertime in the Northwest offers many opportunities to relax on the water, and while the vast majority of Washington and Oregon residents...


Jul 13, 2016, 12:53 ET Hot dog! Northwest residents more likely to help canines in distress than fellow drivers

 During these dog days of summer, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that Northwest residents are more likely to help a canine cooped up...


Jun 21, 2016, 15:16 ET Four-peat! PEMCO Insurance ranks "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Auto Insurers in the Northwest Region," by J.D. Power for the fourth straight year

 PEMCO Insurance is proud to announce it has once again earned the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the Northwest Region from J.D....


Jun 15, 2016, 13:16 ET Northwest Drivers: Illegal talking and texting isn't "too dangerous"

 Despite overwhelming evidence proving the perils of distracted driving, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that nearly half of...


May 18, 2016, 14:24 ET Residents in Oregon admit they're not ready for wildfire season

 While spring is in full swing, the Northwest is already preparing for summer wildfire season – particularly following the unprecedented...


Apr 27, 2016, 12:54 ET As traffic heats up, are Northwest drivers cooling down?

 Even as traffic in the Northwest heats up, drivers may be cooling down. That's the upshot of the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance, which...


Jan 27, 2016, 12:29 ET Full-service gas laws fuel debate among Oregon drivers

 Oregon's decades-long tradition of mandating full service at gas stations across the state may be facing increasing opposition, according to...


Dec 09, 2015, 12:21 ET In snow and ice, Northwest drivers feel pressured to commute to work

As winter approaches, bringing the possibility of snow for cities across the Northwest, a new poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that Washington and...