Getting Back On The Road: Top-earning Drivers Share Pro Tips

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Want to know what it’s like on the road right now? To get the facts, we reached out to top-earning drivers to share their experiences about giving rides during this time. Here’s their advice on how to stay safe, and how they’re maximizing earnings.

Take Advantage of Incentives and Earn More

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Anthony, Denver, CO, 5.0 rating, 5,708 total rides

“I am getting business like no other. It’s up now because Lyft is offering incentives like ride bonuses. That is huge! It helps cover miscellaneous expenses. Sometimes, the time to pick up passengers is high, but I’m still going to get them because at the end of the day they still help. It’s always worth it because I always get a ride on the way back.”

Find New Times and Places to Earn

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Papa, Washington, DC, 4.9 rating, 11,383 total rides

“During COVID-19, you have to move to areas that are busy – that’s my strategy. For the first two to three weeks, I tried driving at night, and it was so busy in certain spots. But now, I drive during the day because there are busy areas that I know. You have to change your strategy on where to go and how to drive.”

 

Lyft Helps Keep You Safe With Mandatory Masks for Both Riders and Drivers

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Anthony, Denver, CO, 5.0 rating, 5,708 total rides

“To keep passengers safe, I have cleaning supplies in the trunk. I clean my car every day. I have a membership at the car wash. I keep the windows cracked, keep the ventilation going through. All passengers are wearing a mask, it’s a requirement.”

Salim

Salim, Detroit, MI, 4.9 rating, 4,152 total rides 

“Most passengers are wearing a mask. I also have extra masks, about 10, just in case.”

Advice for Drivers Thinking About Getting Back on the Road

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Amin, Chicago, IL, 5.0 rating, 14,137 total rides

“Come back when you feel like it is safe for you, but you don't know what you're missing.”

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Anthony, Denver, CO, 5.0 rating, 5,708 total rides

“In terms of earnings – you don't know until you try, go out there and give it a shot.”

Salim

Salim, Detroit, MI, 4.9 rating, 4,152 total rides 

“Drive for Lyft, we’re making really good money and we don’t have enough drivers.”

As always, your safety is our top priority – no matter when you decide to get on the road. You can cancel rides without penalty if passengers don’t follow health safety rules.

Lyft’s new Health Safety Program requirements

The responsibility we have to protect one another is shared by riders and drivers, and our new program — based on CDC guidelines — is designed to help keep everyone safe. For more details on what’s expected, see our COVID-19 safety tutorial. Visit our online resource for up-to-date information about Lyft’s response to COVID-19.