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 Hawaii.
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included. Rental vehicles must be rented through the Express Drive program to be approved for use on the Lyft platform.
Drivers in Honolulu are required to display the Lyft emblem on their front and rear bumpers while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
Drivers in Honolulu are required to display the Lyft emblem on their front and rear bumpers while 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, place an order in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Drivers must not transport more passengers than the number of seatbelts available in the vehicle, nor more luggage than the vehicle will safely and legally allow
Drivers must not operate a vehicle that has not been approved by Lyft
The Revised Ordinances of Honolulu prohibit trucks from being used on the Lyft platform
Drivers must have proof of insurance in their possession at all times
Drivers must follow Lyft’s lost and found policy and procedures
Drivers must allow the Honolulu Department of Customer Services to inspect their vehicle upon request
Drivers must not consume alcohol while on duty or less than eight hours prior to going on duty
Drivers may not have alcohol in the vehicle, unless that alcohol belongs to the passenger
Drivers must comply with any written notice of violation issued by the Department of Customer Services
Drivers may not drive for Lyft with a suspended or revoked license, or with an expired registration or otherwise invalid inspection sticker
Drivers must surrender their Lyft trade dress upon notification that they are no longer authorized to drive for Lyft
Drivers must operate their vehicles with due regard for the safety, comfort and convenience of passengers
Drivers must not use their vehicle for any unlawful purpose while driving for Lyft
Drivers should use the most cost effective and direct route unless directed otherwise by the passenger or when an emergency situation, such as a road closure, requires an alternate route
Drivers must keep their vehicles clean and may not litter
Drivers must not use offensive language or gestures while driving for Lyft
Drivers must not smoke while passengers are in their vehicle
Drivers must, upon request by the Department of Customer Services or a police officer provide their driver certification, vehicle certificate, and any other documents requested for inspection
Drivers must not operate an electronic, digital or GPS device in a vehicle without a hands-free mount and in hands-free mode
Drivers must not sublease or permit another to operate their private transportation vehicle as a private transportation driver
Drivers must not refuse to transport any person except when, upon arrival at the place of pick-up, the passenger is acting in a disorderly or threatening manner, or otherwise is acting in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to believe that the drivers health or safety, or that of others, may be endangered.
Private Transportation Driver and Vehicle Certificates
Your private transportation driver and vehicle certificates can be found in your Lyft Driver app under the 'Your Vehicles' and 'Settings' sections. You may be required to present the certificates for inspection at the request of local law enforcement.
To view your private transportation driver and vehicle certificates:
Open your Lyft Driver app and go to the main menu.
Tap 'Vehicle and Devices,' then tap 'Vehicle' to access your vehicle certificate
Tap 'Account, then tap 'Settings' to access your driver certificate.
Lyft passengers must always be seated inside vehicles during rides. Passengers may not ride within vehicles’ trunks or beds. It is a violation of Lyft’s Terms of Service for drivers to transport more riders than can be safely seated inside a vehicle.