This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of Rhode Island.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Rhode Island
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
2006 or newer
5-8 seats, including the driver's
Not a taxi or stretch limousine
Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included.
Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.
If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, order one in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Rhode Island driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Rhode Island, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
In addition to Lyft's mandatory break and time limits, Rhode Island regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 hours providing rides within a 24-hour period. After that, drivers must take a break for a minimum of 8 consecutive hours.
Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
Don't accept street hails
Don't accept cash for rides
Don't wait in taxi lines
Review Lyft's coverage here.
In-person support (Lyft Hubs)
We're opening Lyft Hubs across the country to offer in-person support for drivers. Your local Hub is a one-stop shop for answers on everything from setting up direct deposit to discovering where you’ll get the most ride requests.
Moving to or from Rhode Island
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Rhode Island, send us a message with the following info: Moving from Rhode Island to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.