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    Requisitos para el conductor

    Thanks for your interest in joining our driver community! To be a driver, both applicants and their vehicles must meet these requirements.
    See How to apply to become a driver for instructions on starting an application.
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    Age requirements

    The minimum age requirement to drive with Lyft varies by region.
    To check the age requirement in your area, check our State and City Driver Info.

    Driving history

    En los siguientes estados, es necesario que tengas, por lo menos, un año de experiencia de manejo con licencia en los Estados Unidos:
    • California
    • Hawaii
    • Illinois.
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • Oregon
    • Pensilvania
    • Vermont.
    • Washington.
    If you are applying to drive in any of the states listed above, you may see an error message on your application regarding your driving history if your license was recently re-issued or if the state where your license was issued does not provide a driver license issue date.
    Los estados que no proporcionan una fecha de emisión de la licencia de conducir incluyen estos:
    • Connecticut
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois.
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Louisiana
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • New Hampshire
    • Dakota del Norte.
    • Oklahoma.
    • Oregon
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont.
    • Washington.
    If your license was issued in any of the above listed states and you are receiving an error message on your application, please refer to this page for instructions on proving 1+ year of driving history.
    Lyft actualmente no acepta identificaciones de Puerto Rico, las Islas Vírgenes u otros territorios de los Estados Unidos para establecer el historial de manejo.

    DMV check

    Potential U.S. drivers must undergo a driving record check, which is conducted by a third-party company, Safety Holdings Inc. The results of this check are assessed against applicable regulations and Lyft’s internal safety criteria. Lyft may disqualify any applicant whose driving record reveals:
    • More than three moving violations in the past three years (such as accidents or traffic light violations);[1]
    • A single major moving violation in the past three years (such as driving on a suspended license or reckless driving);
    • A DUI or other drug-related driving violation in the past seven years, or longer in some jurisdictions;
    • A serious driving-related conviction in the past seven years (such as a hit-and-run or a felony involving a vehicle).
    Lyft reserves the right to disqualify a driver at any time, in compliance with applicable law, should their driving record reveal any disqualifying information or for any other safety-related reason.
    After onboarding, Lyft enrolls all active drivers in continuous monitoring of DMV records, which notifies Lyft of new violations and citations.
    If your DMV check reveals potentially disqualifying information, you will receive a copy of the report via email along with instructions on how to dispute the results.
    Ten en cuenta que, en la ciudad de Nueva York, la TLC (Comisión de Limusinas y Taxis), y no Lyft, realiza las verificaciones del DMV y de antecedentes penales, de conformidad con sus estándares de licencias.
    [1] Regulations may vary. Laws in some states/regions may require disqualification of applicants with more or less than three moving violations/accidents in periods longer than or shorter than three years.

    Background check

    Nota: Es posible que algunas verificaciones de antecedentes penales se retrasen debido a los cierres de los juzgados y del DMV a causa del COVID-19. Más información.
    As part of your onboarding, Lyft will conduct a criminal background check with your consent. Potential U.S. drivers must provide a valid social security number in order to undergo the criminal background check, which is conducted by a third-party company, Checkr, Inc. The background check searches national and county-level databases, as well as local courthouse records, for convictions throughout your adult life.[2] This check also searches the United States Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry and the Federal Criminal Records database.
    The results of the background check are reviewed by Lyft and assessed against applicable regulations and Lyft’s internal safety criteria. You may be ineligible to drive on the Lyft platform if, at the time of your application, your background check results reveal that you:
    • Are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry database;
    • Have been convicted at any time of a disqualifying violent crime (such as homicide, kidnapping, human trafficking, arson, burglary, carjacking, robbery, or aggravated assault);
    • Have been convicted at any time of a sexual offense (such as rape, sexual assault, or child pornography);
    • Have been convicted at any time of an act of terror;
    • Have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past seven years, or longer in some jurisdictions;
    • Have been convicted of a disqualifying fraud-related offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions;
    • Have been convicted of a disqualifying drug-related offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions;
    • Have been convicted of a disqualifying theft or property damage offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions.
    Please be aware that laws governing disqualifying convictions vary significantly by jurisdiction, and the above list is not inclusive of all disqualifying convictions. You may be found ineligible to drive for Lyft based on other types of records.
    Lyft requires an up-to-date background check to remain on the platform. If you are returning to the platform after a period of inactivity, please contact us to ensure that your profile is current.
    Después de la incorporación, Lyft inscribe a todos los conductores activos en el monitoreo continuo de antecedentes penales para recibir información sobre nuevos cargos o condenas penales pendientes.
    Ten en cuenta que, en la ciudad de Nueva York, la TLC (Comisión de Limusinas y Taxis), y no Lyft, realiza las verificaciones del DMV y de antecedentes penales, de conformidad con sus estándares de licencias.
    Lyft mantiene el derecho de inhabilitar a un conductor en cualquier momento, en cumplimiento con la ley aplicable, si sus antecedentes penales revelan cualquier infracción que dé lugar a la inhabilitación o por cualquier otro motivo relacionado con la seguridad.
    If your background check reveals potentially disqualifying information, you will receive a copy of the report via email along with instructions on how to dispute the results. Keep in mind that background checks may take several weeks to process.
    [2] Certain states may restrict access to criminal records older than 7 years.

    Background check FAQs

    1. How are background checks affected by COVID-19?
    Some background checks may be delayed due to court and DMV closures caused by COVID-19. If your background check is affected by these closures, you may be unable to go online or receive ride requests until your background check is completed. You can check the status of your background check by logging in to the Checkr applicant portal.
    Mantendremos el monitoreo penal continuo y el control del expediente de manejo de los conductores activos.
    2. How long will my background check take?
    Normalmente, los resultados de la verificación de antecedentes penales estarán disponibles en un plazo de 2 a 4 días. Sin embargo, las búsquedas a nivel de condado están sujetas a la disponibilidad de los registros de los tribunales del condado. Algunos de estos tribunales no tienen acceso a los expedientes electrónicos o carecen de personal suficiente, o bien, están cerrados por el COVID-19, lo que puede hacer que las verificaciones de antecedentes penales tarden varias semanas en completarse. Puedes consultar el estado de tu verificación de antecedentes penales iniciando sesión en el portal del solicitante de Checkr.
    3. I received a copy of my background check, but it is incorrect. I was not charged with the offense listed, or there is something inaccurate or incomplete about the information in the report. What should I do?
    If you believe that the contents of your background check are inaccurate or incomplete, you may contact Checkr, Inc. (the company that provided the background check to Lyft) directly by phone at 844-824-3257 or by using the Checkr applicant portal.
    Please note that there is no time limit on when you can dispute the accuracy of your report with Checkr, but we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.
    4. I received a copy of my background check, and it is accurate. However, I believe there was an error. I do not believe I should be disqualified from driving for Lyft based on my criminal history. What should I do?
    If the information contained in your background check is correct, but you still have questions or would like to provide us with additional information, contact Lyft support directly.
    5. It seems like Lyft’s background check criteria may vary by region. Why?
    Las leyes estatales y locales varían significativamente. Algunas jurisdicciones requieren que Lyft inhabilite a los solicitantes con ciertos registros, mientras que otras no requieren una inhabilitación para esos mismos registros. A fin de cumplir con las leyes aplicables, los criterios que Lyft utiliza para evaluar los antecedentes penales de un solicitante, normalmente, varían de acuerdo con la jurisdicción.
    6. I have applied to provide services on several “gig economy” platforms. My background check passed for those companies, but I was disqualified from driving for Lyft based on my criminal history. Why?
    Laws governing “gig economy” companies may vary depending on the type of service being provided. Also, keep in mind that potential drivers’ background checks must comply with Lyft’s internal safety standards, which may be more strict than regulatory standards or the criteria of other platforms.
    7. I have been driving for Lyft, but I was notified that I need to pass another background check to keep driving. Why? I already passed a background check when I initially applied.
    Lyft realiza verificaciones de antecedentes penales a todos los conductores activos de manera rutinaria con el fin de garantizar el cumplimiento continuo de las leyes aplicables y de las normas de seguridad. Lyft también puede realizar una verificación de antecedentes penales adicionales si te mudas de una región de manejo a otra.
    8. I have been driving for Lyft for several years and have passed two background checks in that time. After my most recent background check was run, I was notified that I have been deactivated because of the criminal history contained in my background check. I do not have any recent convictions, and the only conviction I have is from many, many years ago. Why did this happen and what should I do?
    Este resultado puede ocurrir por varias razones. Por ejemplo, algunas leyes estatales y locales restringen la antigüedad con la que se nos puede reportar una condena. Si te has mudado recientemente de una de estas jurisdicciones a un estado sin restricciones en cuanto a la presentación de informes, es posible que haya surgido un delito inhabilitante más antiguo en tu verificación de antecedentes penales. Entendemos lo frustrante que puede ser esto. Si has manejado para Lyft y, posteriormente, te desactivan por un delito que ocurrió antes de tu solicitud inicial, contacta a Lyft directamente con el fin de proporcionarnos más información.
    9. I am unable to access the Lyft platform due to my background check. Why?
    This may have occurred for several reasons. Your background check may have resulted in an error, or it may require further action. Please contact us to find out more.
    10. La validación de mi identificación falló. ¿Por qué? ¿Qué significa eso?
    Todos los Números de seguridad social (SSN) se validan en múltiples bases de datos para garantizar que coincidan con el usuario que solicita manejar con Lyft.
    11. My background check is ‘suspended’. What does that mean?
    Your background check may require additional action with Checkr. You should have received an email from no-reply@checkr.com with instructions, or you can log-in to the Checkr applicant portal to view your status.
    12. I have been driving for Lyft, but now I cannot access driver mode. I was told that I need to consent to a new background check. How do I do that?
    If you are not receiving a consent pop-up when you log in to the driver app, the disclosure and consent form may be located under the notifications tab in your app.

    Community Safety Education program

    Lyft is committed to holding each other accountable. To educate our community about what's appropriate behavior in a Lyft ride — and prevent misbehavior — we've developed a Community Safety Education program in partnership with RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US.
    This program empowers drivers to handle challenging passenger situation and create a safe and comfortable ride for everyone.
    As of 12/15/2019, all Lyft drivers are required to complete this program in order to access Driver Mode.

    State and local requirements

    In certain markets, drivers must meet additional city or state requirements.
    Keep an eye on your email during and after the application process for instructions specific to your region.

    Vehicle standards

    Drivers' vehicles must meet the list of Lyft standards as well as all local government standards. See Vehicle requirements for more info.

    Driver license, license plates, and insurance

    • Licencia de conducir vigente y válida
    • Placas válidas con registro vigente (también se aceptan las placas comerciales).
    • Seguro válido y vigente con tu nombre en la póliza
    Some cities and states require drivers to have in-state documents. If you're a new driver, go to our Driver application requirements for the full list. If you're already approved, see State & City Driver Information for required documents.
    Your region may not require your name to be printed on your insurance policy. If your insurance policy doesn't have your name on it, upload your documents and we'll let you know if you need to acquire a "declarations page" from your insurance company with your name.

    Current device

    The Lyft Driver app requires a cellular connection, so your device must be supported by Lyft to drive. We don't support wifi-only devices (like wifi-only iPads).
    See Phone software recommendations and settings to see which operating systems we support. While earlier versions of operating systems may work, they may not provide the best experience and new app features.
    Need help? If you’re on a mobile device, use the Lyft Driver’s 'Help' tab to see options for contacting us. Be sure you’ve got the most updated app version.
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