Drive Insurance From Progressive Zooms Past Internet Milestone

One-millionth visitor checks out � Web site now features enhanced Find an Agent capabilities

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio – September 29, 2005-More than one million consumers have heeded the call of the Drive® Insurance from Progressive marketing campaign and visited to find out more about the benefits of buying auto insurance through an independent agent or broker, including personal service and advice, competitive rates, and choice. The Web site was introduced in December 2004 as part of the launch of the Drive brand, which promotes the more than 30,000 independent agencies that sell Drive Insurance products across the country. The Drive Group of Progressive Insurance companies is the country�s number one writer of private passenger auto insurance through independent agents and brokers.

Drive also recently enhanced the Web site�s popular �Find an Agent� feature. The feature is used, on average, more than 5,000 times a week by consumers looking for an agent or broker writing Drive personal auto, motorcycle, boat, RV or commercial auto insurance. Now, consumers looking for an agency offering Drive commercial auto insurance will get a list of Drive agencies with commercial truck insurance specialists highlighted by a truck icon. Consumers, prompted to go to the Web site in Drive�s national television advertising campaign, can use Find an Agent to quickly and easily find a Drive agency using search criteria as broad as ZIP code or as specific as an insurance product.

The Web site is not only an important tool in helping consumers get in touch with independent agents and brokers, but a useful tool for current Drive customers to use to access their policy. Customers can login to the �Manage Your Policy� feature on 24 hours a day to view and print policy documents and ID cards, update their personal information, quote policy changes, and more.

�One million visitors is an exciting milestone and a pretty good indicator to us that Drive is getting the message out to consumers about the benefits of doing business with independent agents and brokers,� said Drive Group President Bob Williams. �Our plan is to continue to enhance the site � now a key part of the Drive brand � to make it even more visible and more popular and an even greater tool for our agents and brokers.�

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is the nation�s third largest auto insurance group. Progressive companies under the Drive Insurance from Progressive brand comprise a group that is the largest writer of personal auto, motorcycle, recreational vehicle and boat insurance through independent agencies in the U.S., based on premiums written. More information can be found at Agents and brokers can login to Drive�s agency-dedicated Web site, (FAO), to access customer policies, state and countrywide news, and other interactive features. The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the holding company, are publicly traded at NYSE:PGR.