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Requirements for Driving Lyft


  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must be insured to drive a 4-door car that is year 2005 or newer
    • Austin: 2004
    • Atlanta: 2008
    • Washington, D.C.: 2006
    • Kentucky: 2007
    • Las Vegas: 2009
    • Miami: 2007
    • Minneapolis – St. Paul: 2007
    • New Orleans: 2009
    • Pennsylvania: 2007
    • Portland: 2007
    • Seattle: 2007
  • You must have in-state insurance with your name on the policy
  • Must have an in-state license, active for at least one year
  • In-state plates with a current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
  • Clean driving record
  • Pass background check
  • Own a current smartphone: iPhone 4 or newer running iOS 7+, Android devices running 4.0+
  • Complete an onboarding Mentor Session
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I make as a Lyft driver?

After accounting for expenses, drivers typically make around $11-$16/hour.

How does auto insurance work?

Lyft covers you with a large ($1,000,000) liability policy, and a high-deductible collision insurance policy. You will also need to show Lyft that you’re covered by a personal auto insurance policy. In the event of an accident, Lyft asks that you first try to get covered by your own company, then theirs.

After I apply, when will Lyft contact me?

Lyft will contact you within one business day to tell you what to do next. If you have all of your documents in order (driver’s license, insurance, car registration, etc.), you can be on the road only a few days after you apply.

Can more than one Lyft driver drive the same car?

Yes, as long as both names are on the insurance. So if you and your spouse, significant other, friend, or family member share a car, both of you can be Lyft drivers as long as both of you are insured.

Does Lyft reimburse me for any of my costs?

Lyft will only reimburse you for damage to your car caused by a Lyft user. For instance, if a passenger vomits in your car, Lyft will reimburse the costs of cleaning up to $250. Lyft will not reimburse your other expenses like gas and car maintenance.

Can I drive for Lyft if my car is damaged?

It depends on how damaged your car is. Minor scrapes, scuffs, and dings from very minor accidents are usually ok. Large dents, major paint flaws, hanging or broken bumpers, cracked glass, missing parts — those may cause you to fail the inspection. 

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