SAFETY FIRST

Become the best kind of stranger

Let’s be the best kind of fellow travelers. The kind who upload profile pictures that actually look like us (even on bad hair days.) The kind who share their pronouns and use each other’s preferred names. Who respect each other’s personal space and personal differences. And the kind who tip and say, “Thanks, have a good one,” at the end of the ride.

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CARING FOR EACH OTHER’S WELL-BEING

New health safety guidelines

Wearing a mask during rides is now optional for everyone in the car. Health safety reasons, like not wearing a mask, will no longer appear as a cancellation option. And your drivers won’t be able to report you for those reasons.

A respectful community

As always, riders and drivers can cancel any ride that makes them feel unsafe. We expect everyone to treat each other with respect and not ride or drive if they have COVID-19 or any related symptoms.

Accountability’s a 2-way street

We proactively educate all riders and drivers on our Community Guidelines. Anyone who violates these guidelines or our Terms of Service may be permanently removed from the platform.

Safety > Rider > Everyone deserves

Everyone deserves a shot

Lyft is helping provide access to get to and from vaccine appointments. Because getting to the vaccine (or back home) should be the easy part. See how you can get a ride, send a ride, or fund a ride.

SAFETY FIRST, SECOND, ALWAYS

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Annual background checks

Every driver is required to pass a professionally administered background check before they drive and each year after that. If they don't pass, they won't be allowed to drive with Lyft. It's as simple as that.

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Ongoing monitoring for safety

Continuous criminal monitoring allows us to quickly deactivate drivers with disqualifying criminal convictions. We also check driving records throughout the year to promptly identify and remove unsafe drivers from the platform as soon as a violation is detected.

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Mandatory safety education

All drivers must complete a safety program developed with RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in North America. Drivers learn how to create a safe and comfortable ride, including appropriate conversation topics and respecting personal boundaries.

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KNOW WHO’S PICKING YOU UP

Once you’re matched, you’ll be able to see your driver’s name, picture, and rating before they arrive.

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SHARE YOUR LOCATION IN REAL TIME

Let friends and family easily track your location on a map when you’re riding with Lyft.

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GET EMERGENCY HELP FROM ADT

If you ever feel uncomfortable and want support from a trained security professional, you can discreetly connect with ADT. If needed, ADT will alert emergency services with the vehicle’s make and model, license plate number, and your drop-off location, so emergency responders can quickly help you.

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PREDICTING IF YOU NEED HELP

In some cases, if we notice your ride has stopped too soon or for an unusual amount of time, we’ll reach out to see if you need help.

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TAKING ACTION ON YOUR RATINGS

If you rate a driver three stars or fewer, you’ll never be matched with them again. Your detailed feedback helps us investigate and take appropriate action, which can include deactivating drivers and riders to help keep the community safe.

Questions? We’ve got answers.