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    Rider policies for Lyft rides

    We pride ourselves on our amazing community of drivers and riders. Here's a breakdown of our policies around the different uses for Lyft.
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    Children 17 and under

    Children are more than welcome to join you in a Lyft ride, but they can’t ride without an adult.
    You should plan on bringing your own car seat for children that need one. Car seats must fit legal requirements in your state and city.

    Wheelchairs

    Riders with accessibility needs can turn on Access Mode to request rides. In regions where Access Mode is available, riders can request wheelchair accessible vehicles.
    All Lyft drivers are required by law and Lyft’s policy to transport riders who use foldable mobility devices.

    Pets and service animals

    Pets

    We love your four-legged friends but not everyone is comfortable with having animals in their car. If you want to bring a pet along, call your driver once they accept your ride request.

    Service animals

    Lyft’s policy states drivers are required to reasonably accommodate riders with service animals.

    Bringing friends

    You’re welcome to bring along friends on your ride. Pile in, buckle your seat belts, and enjoy the ride!
    A standard Lyft ride can seat up to 3 riders. If you have a bigger group, a Lyft XL can seat up to 5. As part of Lyft's Health Safety Commitment, the front passenger seat must remain empty.

    Requesting rides for others

    You're welcome to request rides for someone else. Just enter your friend's address in the app, then tap ‘Change rider’ at the top of the screen.
    The driver and your friend will get details, and you can watch the progress of the ride in your app.

    Running errands

    We love seeing community members help each other out, so we see running errands as a great part of the Lyft experience.
    When making multiple stops, keep in mind that drivers are just like you and may have other plans later in the day. If you’re making a stop or going to leave the car for more than 10 minutes, ask the driver to end the ride. Then, request a new ride when you’re ready to go to your next destination.
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