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    Rhode Island Driver Information

    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.
    To apply to drive in Rhode Island, submit an application online or in the Lyft Driver app –– download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store. To be approved to drive, applicants must meet these requirements.
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    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.
    Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents.
    Vehicle requirements
    • 2006 or newer
    • 4 doors
    • 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
    See if your car qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft Lux Black to earn more on each ride.
    In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included.
    Driver requirements
    Document requirements
    Emblem requirements
    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.
    windshield setup
    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.
    Lyft emblem
    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.
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    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.
    Best practices
    • Display all required emblems and placards
    • Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
    • Follow all airport rules
    • Don't accept street hails
    • Don't accept cash for rides
    • Don't wait in taxi lines

    Know your insurance

    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:
    • The date you're moving
    • Your new shipping address
    Moving from Rhode Island to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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