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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.

To keep the Lyft community safe, for every 14 hours you're in driver mode, whether they are consecutive or not, you will need to take a 6-hour break. This rule applies to most regions (see exceptions below).

Note: Only log into driver mode to drive. It's easy to check important info elsewhere: 

  • Use Driver Stats to access earnings, Power Driver Bonus progress, or cash out with Express Pay. 
  • Use the Driver Dashboard to track your ride history, update documents, or change your tax and banking info.

Certain regions have local regulations that determine how long a driver can stay in driver mode and how long their break must be. Check below to see if your region has one of these requirements.

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.

Washington, D.C.

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

Orlando, Florida

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

Illinois (Chicago and Rockford only)

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

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.

Maryland

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

Nebraska

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

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.

Portland, Oregon

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

Austin, Texas

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

Virginia

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

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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