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Kentucky Driver Information

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

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

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

windshield setup

Lyft Trade Dress Emblem

Lyft emblem

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 emblem shortly. 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.

Upload your vehicle registration

Drivers in Kentucky are required to upload a copy of their 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:

  • 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
Display your TNC vehicle decal

Lyft will send you a grey TNC vehicle decal. Once you receive your decal, place it on the lower right hand (passenger side) corner of your front window.

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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.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

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

Tips and Best Practices

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Updating Your Driver Profile

Annual Vehicle Inspection

Drivers in Kentucky must get an annual inspection at an ASE certified mechanic. Print this form and bring it to one of the mechanics listed in the links below:

Please upload a photo of your completed inspection form in the Dashboard.

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.

Moving to or From Kentucky as an Existing Lyft Driver

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

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • A clear photo of your vehicle 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.

Please note, vehicles in Kentucky are required to be from 2007 or newer.

Vehicles in Kentucky also require an annual inspection (scroll up for details).

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

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