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PEMCO Insurance
March 2017

Road Rules 101: Turning left: Is it OK to wait in the intersection?

It's the dreaded 5 p.m. homebound commute, and you need to make a left turn onto a busy street. After waiting through a couple of lights, you're at last poised to make your turn...

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Spring chores? Top tips to climb your ladder safely

Each year, ladder falls send 90,000 Americans to the emergency room. Half of them fell while climbing with something in their hands. We asked our adjusters about the scores of warnings that come with ladders...

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Are you getting the best deal on your roadside assistance plan?

If a breakdown leaves you stranded miles from home, you'll be glad you have roadside protection for towing or help with emergencies like a flat tire, lockout, dead battery, or running out of gas...

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Reader suggestion: Driver's ed isn't what many remember

Today, driver's ed is a family responsibility with a price tag of $600 or more for private driving school, a commitment of at least 50 practice hours behind the wheel and, once your teen is licensed...

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The older you are, the more dangerous you are when you text and drive

Just before Valentine's Day, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission released some heartbreaking numbers: Distracted-driving fatalities jumped 32% between 2014 and 2015 in Washington. The culprit...

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Have a roommate? What you need to know about renter insurance

Ready to call the Emerald City home? Expect to pay an average of $2,736 to rent a two-bedroom apartment, according to the latest figures from Rent Jungle. That's up from $1,576 just five years ago!...

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