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Taking breaks and time limits in driver mode

We want you to be as rested as possible out on the road. Feel free to exit driver mode and take a break anytime you'd like.

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  • Regional requirements

Time limits

To keep the Lyft community safe, you must take a 6-hour break for every 14 hours you're in driver mode. This rule applies to most regions (see regional requirements below).

Note: Only log into driver mode to drive. Use the Driver Dashboard to check stats like earnings or bonus requirements.

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Regional requirements

Certain regions have local regulations that determine how long a driver can stay in driver mode and how long their break must be. Tap a city or state to see if your region has requirements.

Austin, Texas | Colorado | Illinois | Kentucky | Maryland | Nebraska | Nevada | Orlando, Florida | Portland, Oregon | Seattle/King County, Washington | Virginia | Washington, D.C.

Austin, Texas

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 12 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Colorado

After operating a TNC vehicle for 12 hours, drivers must take an 8-hour break. Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 16 hours within a 24-hour period and 70 hours within a 7 day period.

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Illinois (Chicago and Rockford only)

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 10 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Kentucky

After operating a TNC vehicle for 12 consecutive hours, drivers must take an 8-hour break. After operating a TNC vehicle for 16 hours spread over a 24-hour period, drivers must take a 10-hour break.

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Maryland

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 13 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Nebraska

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 12 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Nevada

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 16 hours within a 24-hour period, and may not transport passengers for more than 12 hours within a 24 hour period.

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Orlando, Florida

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 12 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Portland, Oregon

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 14 hours within a 24-hour period.

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Seattle/King County, Washington

After operating a TNC vehicle for either 12 hours spread over a 15-hour period, or 12 consecutive hours in a 24-hour period, drivers must take a 10-hour break.

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Virginia

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 13 hours within a 24 hour period.

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Washington, D.C.

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 13 hours within a 24 hour period.

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