Mercury Insurance launches MercuryGO for Texas drivers

Los Angeles-based regional insurer Mercury Insurance has made its usage-based insurance app MercuryGO available to drivers in Texas.

The app acts as a virtual driving coach, providing skill scores that give real-time 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% in addition to their participation discount, depending upon their driving score.

“Driving safety is a very important issue for Mercury and we continually look for ways to help educate drivers of all ages on the importance of being alert behind the wheel, while also equipping them with the skills to avoid potentially dangerous driving behaviors. Most auto collisions are preventable, so MercuryGO is a simple way to help keep drivers focused on their main task and, as a result, reduce fatalities and serious injuries. Plus, they could also end up saving a lot of money with this program.” – Sherrie Schreck, customer service project manager at Mercury Insurance.