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Driving history overview (applicant process)

Potential Lyft drivers must pass a driving record check. Lyft uses a third-party company to check driving records.

Lyft reviews the results of these checks and disqualifies applicants who don’t meet the standards of both Lyft and local regulations. Applicants are ineligible to drive on the Lyft platform if, among other things, any of the following are on your driving record:

  • Eight or more demerit points
  • A conviction in the past five years for impaired or dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of a collision, careless driving, or driving with a suspended license

Different standards may apply based on local requirements specific to ridesharing. Lyft conducts driving record re-checks annually. Lyft also reserves the right to disqualify a driver at any time should their driving record reveal any of the above items or for any safety-related reason at Lyft’s discretion.

If you don’t pass your driving record check, you’ll receive an email notification with instructions on how to see or dispute the results.

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