Becoma a Lyft Driver: Requirements - Background check - DMV Check
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Do you want to become a Lyft driver? What are Lyft driver requirements?

Applicants and their vehicles must meet these requirements.

Lyft Drivers Requirements

There are some drivers requirements to become a Lyft...

Age requirements

You must be at least 21 years old with an active U.S. driver license for at least one year to apply (you can create a passenger account at 18). You must be licensed to drive for at least a year before applying.

DMV Check

Lyft uses a third-party company to check driving records. You're ineligible to drive if any of the following are on your driving record:

  • More than three moving violations in the past three years (like accidents or traffic light violations)

  • A major moving violation in the past three years (like driving on a suspended license or reckless driving)

  • A DUI or other drug-related driving violation in the last seven years

  • Driving-related convictions in the last seven years (like hit-and-run or felonies involving a vehicle)

Background check

Drivers are screened for both criminal offenses and driving incidents. Lyft’s criminal background checks are provided by a third-party company. These checks include national and county-level databases, and, when necessary, local courthouse record checks going back a minimum of seven years for review of convictions in California (longer in some jurisdictions). You're ineligible to drive on the Lyft platform if, among other things, the background check results include:

  • Violent crime

  • Felony

  • Drug-related offense

  • Sexual offense

  • Certain theft or property damage offense cases

Driver license

Potential drivers must have a current and valid driver's license

Plates

Potential drivers must have valid plates with current registration (commercial plates are also acceptable)

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Insurance

What are the insurance requirements?

Potential drivers must have a current valid insurance with their name on the policy

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