Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Rhode Island, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- Insurance information
- Tips and best practices
- Driver mode limits
- Document renewals
- Moving to or from Rhode Island as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Rhode Island, check out the application steps.
Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. Refer to the image above for where to place your 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, place an order in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
You are an approved driver, your ride is decked out with all the right things in all the right places, and you’re no stranger to the ins and outs of driving with Lyft.
- Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
- View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
- Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
- Follow all airport rules.
- Do not accept street hails.
- Do not accept cash for rides.
- Do not wait in taxi lines.
- If you run into any issues on the road, let us know.
In addition to Lyft's mandatory break requirement, unless it's broken by 8 hours of rest, Rhode Island regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 hours providing rides within a 24-hour period.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.
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.