10/03/21

Free Event; Car Enthusiasts Supporting Local Portland Businesses

If you have some idle time on your hands this Sunday, fuel up and come visit the Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker booth at the Rose City Extrauto car show in the Portland park blocks from 8am-1pm.  This show was created to hold a free centralized car show all while helping support the local downtown […]

05/05/21

Protect Your Precious Metals

It is no secret that this past year has brought an increase in break-ins and thefts in the Portland Metro area. Here at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Insurance, we have identified a steep rise in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters change harmful substances in a car’s exhaust gasses, such as carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, […]

11/05/20

Friendly Wet Weather Driving Reminders

They say all good things must end, and that includes the beautiful weather we have had this Fall. While it’s been fun, Oregonians know darn well what is ahead. Rain, and a lot of it, leaving slick roads and standing water to navigate once again. Here are some driving reminders for even the most experienced […]

07/09/12

Following too close – rear-end auto collisions

Rear-end auto collisions continue to be the most-frequently reported claim in our office.  Did you know that most rear-end accidents occur when the trailing vehicle is following too close or driving at an excessive rate of speed.  Remember to always maintain at least a two- to four-second interval between your vehicle and the vehicle in […]

06/21/12

Open Windows – Child Safety

With the summer weather comes the desire to open windows and let in the fresh air. If you have young children, however, those open windows could be a source of danger – especially if you are on an upper floor. Just recently there have been several toddlers in the Portland Metro Area who have fallen […]

03/29/12

Most/Least Expensive Automobiles to Insure 2012

Is your car one of the “most” or “least” expensive cars to insure?  If you drive a Toyota Sienna, Jeep Patriot or Compass or GMC Sierra, you are probably paying less than most to insure your vehicle.  However, if are lucky enough to own a new Audi R8, Mercedes CL600 or Porsche Panamera Turbo, you […]

02/15/12

Smash & grab claims on the rise

Thefts from parked automobiles, otherwise known as, “smash and grab” losses are on the rise in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Area. Even a smart insurance agent is no match for a clever auto thief with time to kill. Just ask EPB&B President, Marc Baker, who has been the victim of two such losses in […]

08/16/11

Smart Phones: Dumb Choices

A recent survey found that 54% of people check their smart phones while driving. We are over one year into Oregon’s ban on talking and texting while driving and the sight of drivers gabbing on cell phones is still a common sight around Portland.   In a recent University of Utah study of driving and […]

01/14/11

Don’t become a real ‘road warrior’

Is road rage a medical condition?  Some therapists think so.  They call it “intermittent explosive disorder,” and group it with other kinds of angry outbursts that include threats and aggressive actions out of proportion to their cause. Whether it’s a psychiatric illness or just a bad temper, road rage can ruin your journey.  Being on […]

09/08/10

Driver Fatigue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calculates that drowsy or fatigued driving causes approximately 100,000 police-reported crashes and kills more than 1,550 each year.  Just last week a client of EPB&B experienced just such an accident when the driver fell asleep while operating a commercial vehicle.  His vehicle left the road and impacted two other […]