Mercury Insurance Launches MercuryGO for Virginia Drivers

Mercury’s usage-based insurance app could save customers up to 40% on car insurance and comes with a virtual driving coach

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Mercury Insurance announced that the company has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers of Virginia to help improve driving skills and road safety. The app acts as a virtual driving coach, providing skill scores that give real-time feedback on driving behavior. Mercury auto insurance policyholders who sign up to use the app immediately receive a 5% participation discount and teen drivers will receive up to 10% discount. Then, when MercuryGO customers renew their policies, they can receive a discount of up to 40%, based on their driving score.

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

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that there were 967 fatalities and 161 injuries per day on the road. Virginia roads in 2021.

The MercuryGO app generates a Driving Skill Score, which is calculated based on categories that are highly correlated with car crashes: speeding, hard braking, distracted driving (i.e., phone movement and interaction with the screen) and type of road.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), Mercury’s technology partner, is the world’s largest smartphone telematics provider, winning multiple awards. CMT is the pioneer of: in-use insurance with smartphones (in 2012); measuring telephone distraction (2013); behavior-based insurance (2014); and real-time collision alerts with roadside assistance (2015).

“Mercury Insurance uses the DriveWell platform to help drivers reduce distracted driving, speeding and hard braking by keeping them engaged and providing timely feedback,” said Ryan McMahon, vice president of insurance and government affairs at CMT. “MercuryGO will help make Virginia’s roads safer and has the potential to reduce vehicle collisions, injuries and fatalities.”

CMT research shows that 37% of all car trips in the United States in 2019 involved significant driver phone distraction; between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., this figure amounts to 41% of all car trips in the United States. MercuryGO will help solve this problem using technology that has reduced distracted driving by 29%, speeding by 45% and hard braking by 17%.

MercuryGO provides helpful tips in the app to help users become safer drivers. Additional benefits include:

  • A sharing option for families, which allows all participating drivers to see who is the safest.
  • The ability for parents to receive real-time feedback on their teen’s driving behavior, including when, where and how fast they are travelling.
  • Licensed teen drivers, ages 18 and under, who are registered with MercuryGO will instantly receive a 10% auto insurance participation discount.
  • The chance to earn up to 40% off at renewal.

“It’s important to remember that driving is a privilege and it shouldn’t be taken lightly,” Dawdy said. “Drivers of all skill levels can benefit from the MercuryGO, while putting money back in their pockets.”

Currently, MercuryGO is available for Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas Drivers. Visit or contact a local Mercury Insurance agent to enroll.

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About Mercury Insurance

Mercury Insurance (NYSE:MCY) is a multi-line insurance company offering primarily automobile, home, tenants and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginiaas well as auto insurance Florida. Mercury underwrites other lines of insurance in various states, including business owners and auto, landlord, home-sharing, ride-sharing, and mechanical protection.

Since 1962, Mercury has been providing customers with exceptional value for their insurance dollar by combining ultra-competitive rates with excellent customer service. Mercury Earned “A” Ratings from AM Best and Fitch, and First Place in JD Power’s 2021 U.S. Digital Insurance Experience StudySM and four consecutive “Best Auto Insurance Company” awards from For more information, visit or follow the company on Twitter or Facebook.

About Cambridge Mobile Telematics

CMT’s mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. Since launching its first product in 2012, pioneering mobile-based insurance, CMT has become the world’s leading provider of telematics and analytics for insurers, rideshares and fleets. CMT’s DriveWell platform uses mobile sensing and behavioral science to measure driving risk and incentivize safer driving, while its Claim Studio reduces claims cycle time with real-time crash detection , accident reconstruction and damage assessment using telematics and artificial intelligence. CMT has more than 50 active programs with insurers and other partners, improving the safety of millions of drivers every day around the world. Started based on research at MITCMT is headquartered in Cambridge MA. To learn more, visit and follow CMT on Twitter @cmtelematics.

SOURCE Mercury Insurance

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