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Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

To apply to drive in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana

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

  • 2011 or newer: New Orleans
  • 2008 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • Not on the list of ineligible subcompact vehicles
  • 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.

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Driver requirements

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Document requirements

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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.

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Louisiana driver regulations

Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Louisiana, 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 requirement, New Orleans regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 consecutive hours in driver mode within a 24-hour period.

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Best practices

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Know your insurance

  • Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
  • View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.

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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.

Locate a Hub in your area.

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Moving to or from Louisiana

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 personal vehicle insurance
  • A clear photo of your license plate and registration*

* If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.

If you're moving from Louisiana to a different state, find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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