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What is Lyft?

Lyft is a platform that connects drivers with individuals and organizations that need rides.

In addition to helping passengers get from A to B, in select markets drivers may also opt in to deliver essential items — such as groceries, medical supplies, and home necessities — to people who need them.

We know this is a challenging time, and as the COVID-19 crisis continues the well-being of Lyft drivers is our priority. Visit our site to learn what steps we’re taking to support drivers, and how we’re finding new opportunities for them to earn while helping their communities.

Why Lyft?

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Keep your tips

Earn tips from your passengers and keep the whole amount—they’re yours.

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Make more money

With increased Prime Time pricing during peak hours, you make more with Lyft.

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Join a caring community

We’re a community that puts people first. We choose kindness, prioritize safety, and do our part.

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Get help anytime, 24/7

We’re continually investing in safety tools and policies to help protect you on the road.

How Lyft Driving Works

Step 1

Open the app and turn on driver mode.

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Step 2

Accept a ride request.

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Step 3

Pick up your passenger.

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Step 4

Once the ride ends, the app processes pay from the passenger’s saved credit card.

Insurance

Lyft Insurance Protection

Lyft provides additional insurance policies, at no cost to the driver. We worked with leading insurance carriers to provide various coverages including: commercial auto liability insurance up to $1M per occurrence, contingent comprehensive and collision insurance for drivers who carry comprehensive and collision coverage on their personal auto policy, and coverage for bodily injury caused by uninsured/underinsured motorists when you are engaged in a ride. If you already carry commercial insurance or personal coverage providing specific coverage for ridesharing, Lyft’s policy will continue to be excess to your insurance coverage. Please note, the above coverage may be modified to comply with local regulations or state laws. Our policy is available in all states in the U.S., except for those rides originating in New York City with a TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) driver. Get information about our insurance policies.

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Passenger Ratings

Drivers rate passengers after each ride, so you’ve always got a say. We also require passengers to provide valid credit card information for identity verification purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions