Mercury Insurance launches MercuryGO for Virginia drivers

Mercury Insurance has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers in Virginia. The app acts as a virtual driving coach, providing skill scores that give feedback about driving behavior. Mercury auto insurance policyholders who enroll to use the app immediately receive a 5% participation discount and teen drivers will receive up to a 10% discount. Then, when MercuryGO customers renew their policies, they could receive a discount of up to 40%, depending upon their driving score.

The app is powered by Cambridge Mobile Telematics.

“Mercury Insurance wants to leverage technology to make driving safer, and we also want to reward drivers for being cautious behind the wheel. MercuryGO is an intuitive and easy-to-use app that helps you stay safe in the driver’s seat and it puts money back in your bank account.” – Mercury Insurance director of product management Mike Dawdy.

“Mercury Insurance is utilizing the DriveWell platform to help drivers reduce distracted driving, speeding, and hard braking by keeping them engaged and providing timely feedback. MercuryGO will help make Virginia roads safer and has the potential to reduce the number of car collisions, injuries and fatalities.” – Ryan McMahon, CMT’s VP of Insurance and Government Affairs.