Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Louisiana, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
If you're a driver in New Orleans, visit this page instead.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- Insurance information
- Tips and best practices
- Driver mode limits
- Document renewals
- Moving to or from Louisiana as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Louisiana, check out the application steps.
Drivers are encouraged 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, New Orleans regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 consecutive hours in driver mode 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 Louisiana, send us a message with the following info. If you're moving to New Orleans, follow the steps here instead.
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
- A clear photo of your vehicle registration*
- A clear photo of your Louisiana break tag inspection sticker (sample photo below)
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Commercial vehicles: No commercial vehicles are allowed on the Lyft platform in Lafayette and Shreveport.
Please note: if you are approved to drive in Louisiana, you are not permitted to drive in New Orleans. If you'd like to switch your approved driver region to New Orleans click here.
If you're moving from Louisiana to a different state, find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.