Información para los Conductores de Nuevo México

This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of New Mexico.

To apply to drive in New Mexico, submit an application online or in the Lyft Driver app –– download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store. To be approved to drive, applicants must meet these requirements.

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What you need to drive with Lyft in New Mexico

Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.

Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents.

Vehicle requirements

  • 2005 or newer
    • Las Cruces
    • Roswell
    • Taos
  • 2003 or newer
    • All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • Not on the list of ineligible subcompact vehicles
  • Not a taxi or stretch limousine
  • Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification

See if your car qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft Lux Black to earn more on each ride.

In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included.

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Driver requirements

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Document requirements

ASE vehicle inspection

If you haven't already, upload a photo of your ASE vehicle inspection in the Dashboard.

If you don't already have an ASE vehicle inspection, print out this form and bring it to an ASE certified mechanic (see a list of inspection locations here).

Si ya eres un conductor de Rideshare aprobado con un formulario de inspección de ASE, puedes cargar una foto del formulario en tu panel de control (no necesitas una segunda inspección).

Las inspecciones son válidas hasta la fecha de vencimiento indicada. Si no hay ninguna fecha de vencimiento indicada, Lyft requerirá una nueva inspección un año después de la fecha de inspección.

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Emblem requirements

Drivers are required 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.

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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.

Emblema de Lyft

If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, order one in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

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New Mexico driver regulations

Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in New Mexico, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.

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Hourly driver mode limits

In addition to Lyft's mandatory break requirement, New Mexico regulations require that drivers spend no more than 12 hours in driver mode within a 24-hour period.

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Best practices

  • Display all required emblems and placards
  • Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
  • Follow all airport rules
  • Don't accept street hails
  • Don't accept cash for rides
  • Don't wait in taxi lines

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Know your insurance

  • Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
  • Consulta tu seguro en la app: “Configuración > Auto > Seguro de Lyft”

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Moving to or from New Mexico

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

  • La fecha de tu mudanza
  • Tu nueva dirección postal
  • Una foto clara del registro de tu vehículo*
  • Una imagen clara de la inspección ASE del vehículo (más información arriba)

*Si ya cargaste el registro de tu vehículo cuando te hiciste conductor, no tienes que volver a hacerlo.

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

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