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Colorado Driver Information

Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Colorado, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.

If you're applying to become a driver in Colorado, check out the application steps.

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

Display the following in your windshield:
windshield setup

Lyft trade dress emblem

Lyft emblem

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 emblem within a week. If you never received it, or need a new one, send us a message with your shipping address. In the meantime, you can print out a temporary emblem — make sure to print in color.

Make sure you also have your completed inspection form and medical certificate with you each time you enter driver mode.

Upload your vehicle registration

Drivers in Colorado are required to upload a copy of their Colorado vehicle registration. Temporary vehicle registration is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

To prevent delays, make sure your vehicle registration meets the following criteria:

  • Issued in Colorado
  • Current (not expired)
  • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
  • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
  • All four corners visible in the photo

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Hit the Road

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.

Tips and Best Practices

Colorado Information & Lyft Policies

Who makes the rules anyway?

In Colorado, Lyft is regulated by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

Lyft Insurance

It’s important to understand Lyft’s insurance policy in the event of an incident. Be sure to review our policy and learn how to view your insurance in the app.

Your personal automobile insurance policy might not provide coverage while you are logged on to the Lyft network and are available to receive ride requests or are engaged in a Lyft ride.

If you've purchased any optional coverages in addition to your personal insurance policy, such as comprehensive and collision, they may not apply to damage incurred while giving rides on the Lyft platform or while logged into driver mode.

If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, you're required to notify the lienholder that you are using the vehicle to give Lyft rides. Using a vehicle with a lien against it to give Lyft rides may violate your contract with the lienholder.

Zero-Tolerance Policy

Lyft has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for drivers.

Passengers are encouraged to contact Lyft's Critical Response Line if they suspect a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol; to contact us, click the "Call Me" button on this page. Lyft will immediately suspend the driver’s access to the app platform pending an investigation. In the course of a zero-tolerance investigation, Lyft will contact the passenger for further details relating to a suspected zero-tolerance policy violation. Prior passengers of a driver under investigation will be contacted if necessary. If an investigation results in definitive evidence or even a strong suspicion of a zero-tolerance policy violation, the driver will be permanently deactivated.

Lyft also actively monitors passenger feedback for indicators of a zero-tolerance policy violation. When feedback has been flagged, the Lyft Trust & Safety team will review the comments and if the comments indicate that a violation of the zero-tolerance policy may have occurred, the driver will be suspended while the Trust & Safety team conducts an investigation.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Lyft drivers are to provide services to the public in a nondiscriminatory manner, regardless of geographic location of the departure point or destination, once the driver and rider have been matched through the app. Our platform-wide anti-discrimination policy can be viewed in full here.

Prepare for Random Vehicle Inspections

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will be randomly auditing drivers for compliance. If you receive a ride request from a PUC Investigator, they will let you know once you arrive at their pickup location. Once you arrive, the examiner will cancel the ride and perform the audit. You should exit driver mode during the process.

The investigator will check to make sure you have the following documents:

  1. Driver's license
  2. Vehicle registration
  3. Proof of insurance
  4. Vehicle inspection form
  5. Medical certificate (scroll up for more information)

The investigator will also briefly check the condition of your vehicle (brakes, tire tread, windshield etc.).

Driver Mode Limits

Colorado regulations require that drivers:

  • Take a consecutive 8-hour break after 12 consecutive hours in driver mode.
  • Spend no more than 16 hours per day in driver mode.
  • Spend no more than 70 hours in driver mode in a 7-day period.

What happens if I'm found to be non-compliant?

If you're found to be non-compliant by the PUC, you'll receive a phone call from a member of our team to let you know. Being found non-compliant can result in temporary deactivation from the Lyft platform until you come into compliance.

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Updating Your Driver Profile

Document Renewals

Vehicle Inspection

When your vehicle inspection expires, follow these steps:

  1. Print this form.
  2. Bring your vehicle to one of the locations listed below.
  3. Upload your completed inspection in the Dashboard.
  4. Keep the completed inspection form in your glovebox at all times while in driver mode.
Denver Area Inspection Locations
Goodyear
303-452-6037
10420 Melody Dr
Northglenn, CO 80234
Goodyear
303-420-1226
9075 Yukon St
Westminster, CO 80021
Jiffy Lube
720-330-0455
7331 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO 80003
Goodyear
303-421-6447
9621 West 58th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002
Pep Boys
303-420-7444
7525 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Goodyear
303-573-1502
1460 Tremont Pl
Denver, CO 80202
Goodyear
303-573-1502
1460 Tremont Pl
Denver, CO 80202
Pep Boys
303-778-0440
487 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Goodyear
303-238-7608
7201 West Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
Goodyear
303-278-7492
17226 South Golden Rd
Golden, CO 80401
Goodyear
303-973-5991
5071 South Jellison Way
Littleton, CO 80123
Pep Boys
303-932-0606
5134 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80123
Jiffy Lube
303-703-1900
2411 W. Belleview Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
Goodyear
303-770-3613
7635 East Arapahoe Rd
Centennial, CO 80112
Goodyear
303-694-4730
8273 South Quebec St
Centennial, CO 80112
Pep Boys
303-754-0010
7469 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Goodyear
720-348-1940
3510 Town Center Dr
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Goodyear
303-674-0400
30405 Bryant Dr
Evergreen, CO 80437

 

Colorado Springs Area Inspection Locations
Pep Boys
719-599-4455
7625 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Goodyear
719-599-7474
3610 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Jiffy Lube
719-572-8048
3020 N. Powers Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Goodyear
719-574-7450
1303 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Pep Boys
719-380-0003
135 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Goodyear
719-632-8848
125 South Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Jiffy Lube
719-390-1117
6630 Camden Blvd
Fountain, CO 80817
 

Fort Collins Area Inspection Locations
Jiffy Lube
970-226-5823
3703 S Timberline Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Jiffy Lube
970-282-0770
121 Kensington Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Colorado TNC Medical Exam
Medical Certificate

When your medical exam expires, follow these steps:

  1. Download and print the TNC Driver Medical Examination Packet.
  2. Bring the packet to a certified health professional (any MD, DO, PA or Nurse Practitioner) to have them complete it.
  3. Upload a clear image only of the last page of the packet (Medical Examiner's Certificate) in the Dashboard.
  4. Keep the completed Medical Examiner's Certificate in your glovebox at all times while in driver mode.
Other Document Renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

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Moving to or From Colorado as an Existing Lyft Driver

If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Colorado, send us a message with the following info:

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • Clear photo of your Colorado vehicle registration*

Per Colorado regulations, you'll be required to obtain a Colorado vehicle inspection at a licensed facility and a Colorado TNC medical exam.

*If you already have a Colorado vehicle registration on file with Lyft, you do not need to send it in again.

Moving from Colorado to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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