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Georgia Driver Information

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Apply to Drive in Georgia

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Driver Requirements
  • Age 21+
  • Pass DMV check
  • Pass background check
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Document Requirements
  • Georgia driver's license
  • Vehicle insurance

Application Step-by-Step

1. Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.

2. Upload Your Documents

Take photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Dashboard.

Document photo tips

  • Get good light. Move near a window, turn on a light, or go outside.
  • Avoid using the flash. Your camera's flash can cause a glare.
  • Find a dark background. Place your document on a solid, dark-colored background. The contrast will help your camera focus.

Required Documents

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  1. Goergia driver's license
  2. Personal vehicle insurance
  3. Driver photo
  1. Driver's license

    Drivers are required to have a valid Georgia driver's license. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your license meets the following criteria:

    • Issued in Georgia
    • Current (not expired)
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo
  2. Personal vehicle insurance
    Insurance

    Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your personal vehicle insurance meets the following criteria:

    • Current (not expired)
    • Your name listed
    • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
    • Include the vehicle year, make, and model
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo

    See further instructions on taking an insurance photo.

  3. Driver photo
    Driver photo

    Lyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your driver photo meets the following criteria:

    • Take your photo in a location with good light and a solid background
    • Frame your head and top of your shoulders
    • Make it look like you — no sunglasses, hats, masks, or bluetooth headsets

    See further instructions on taking a driver photo or watch the video.

3. Become Approved

Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.

You'll be approved after each of the following are complete:

  1. You have uploaded the documents listed above.
  2. You have passed your DMV and background checks (they can take anywhere from days to weeks to complete).
  3. Lyft has processed all of your documents and photos.

After You're Approved

Upload Your Vehicle Registration

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

To prevent delays in the approval process, 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

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

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Lyft trade dress emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are encouraged 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.

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.

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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.

Avoid Citations

  • Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
  • Follow all airport rules.
  • Do not stop, park, load, or unload passengers in a travel lane or in an officially designated bus or taxi stop.
  • Do not accept street hails.
  • Do not accept cash for rides.

Pickups in South Carolina

Get a Vehicle Inspection

South Carolina law requires anyone who picks up passengers in South Carolina to have a vehicle inspection completed by a licensed mechanic within 30 days. If you plan on picking up passengers in South Carolina, you have 30 days from your first pickup in South Carolina to complete your vehicle inspection by a licensed mechanic. The mechanic must be licensed and located in South Carolina.

  1. Print this form.
  2. Bring the form to a local mechanic and have them inspect your vehicle.
  3. Upload the completed inspection form in dashboard.

If you have already provided a valid South Carolina licensed mechanic vehicle inspection to Lyft, you do not need to have a new vehicle inspection until that inspection is a year old.

Insurance and Lienholder Disclosures

You can access Lyft’s Certificates of Insurance, including specific coverage limits, here. Depending on its terms, your personal automobile insurance policy may not provide any coverage while you are logged onto the Lyft network and are available to receive a ride request, or are engaged in a prearranged ride. Under South Carolina law, if your vehicle has a lien against it, you have a duty to notify the lienholder that you will be using the vehicle for transportation services that may violate the terms of the contract with the lienholder. You must provide the lender with this form. You are required by South Carolina law to maintain evidence that this notice has been sent to the lien holder, and wait seven days prior to commencing driving with Lyft.


Document Renewals

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

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