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 Texas.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Texas
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
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.
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Texas, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
Under Texas law, texting while driving is now a misdemeanor.
This law does NOT prohibit you from using your phone as a Lyft driver.
The law includes an exception that allows Lyft or other TNC drivers to use their phones for work, so long as they are permanently or temporarily mounted on their vehicles.
Under the law, all drivers may still use their phones to navigate, to report illegal activity, or in an emergency.
Lyft drivers should ensure that their phones are mounted while driving on the platform.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles
To see city-specific resources for wheelchair accessible vehicles, click here.
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.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Texas, send us a message with the following info: Moving from Texas to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you’ll need to take.