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    Renseignements pour les chauffeurs de Californie

    Cette page donne des renseignements sur les exigences relatives au véhicule et à la documentation à remettre, la réglementation étatique, la couverture d'assurance et les exigences particulières à chaque ville, nécessaires à la conduite avec Lyft dans l'État de la Californie.
    Drivers in California may be eligible for a healthcare subsidy. Learn more about the healthcare subsidy here.
    Pour pouvoir conduire en Californie, soumettez votre candidature en ligne ou dans l’appli Chauffeur Lyft – vous pouvez la télécharger sur l’App Store (iOS) ou sur le Google Play Store. Pour être autorisés à conduire, les candidats doivent satisfaire à ces exigences.
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    What you need to drive with Lyft in California

    To be approved to drive, applicants must meet the below requirements, as well as maintain valid and current documents to prove eligibility. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
    You can upload your documents in your Dashboard.

    Vehicle requirements

    Tous les véhicules doivent répondre aux critères suivants :
    • 4 portes
    • 5 à 8 sièges, y compris le siège du conducteur
    • Not on the list of ineligible subcompact vehicles
    • Pas un taxi ou une limousine longue
    • Non désigné comme étant envoyé à la récupération, irréparable, restauré ou toute autre classification équivalente.
    • California license plate
      • Drivers may upload a temporary license plate while waiting for a permanent plate number. Once you add a vehicle to your profile, you have 60 days to upload a permanent plate number.
      • Active duty military applicants and their dependents can have an out-of-state license plate. Visit your local Lyft Hub and a Lyft representative will help set up your driver account.
    • Vehicle age
    Have a Luxury car? 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. Learn more about Express Drive.

    Driver requirements

    Document requirements

    California vehicle inspection

    Drivers are required to have a vehicle inspection completed by a licensed mechanic before being approved to drive. Once completed, upload your inspection form to your Dashboard.
    You can easily find an inspection location and schedule an appointment in your driver app. Don't forget to bring a copy of this form to your appointment.
    You can have your vehicle inspected for free at any Lyft Hub and Driver Center location in California. You can also complete your inspection at a third-party site. Inspections normally cost around $20-$30, depending on the facility.
    Lyft does not cover the cost of inspections done by third-party sites. The only exceptions are the following Pep Boys locations in South California:
    No appointment is necessary during operating hours at these locations, but please allow 30 minutes once you arrive.
    Inspections must be completed every 12 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The 50,000-mile requirement includes miles driven when not logged onto Lyft's Platform. If you log over 50,000 miles before your annual renewal date, you must get a new inspection.

    Business license

    If you drove with Lyft for more than 30 days in the last fiscal year, the city or county where you live may require you to obtain a business license.
    Gardez votre permis d'exploitation de commerce dans votre véhicule au cas où les autorités demandent à le voir.
    If the city or county where you live doesn't require a business license, you don’t need to get a business license anywhere else to drive with Lyft but there may be additional requirements. Refer to your local city or county's website for these requirements.
    Sélectionnez votre ville pour en savoir davantage :
    Fresno
    Fresno residents can obtain a Business Tax Certificate by applying online here.
    Grover Beach
    Grover Beach residents can obtain a Business Tax Certificate by visiting the Community Development Department. Application instructions can be found here.
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles County residents may need to register their business with the Office of Finance of the City of Los Angeles and obtain and hold a Tax Registration Certificate. View rules for registration.
    If you’re unsure whether the business tax rule applies to you, contact the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance.
    Orange County
    Orange County residents can find information about local business license requirements by selecting their city on Orange County's permit page.
    Sacramento County
    Unincorporated Sacramento County residents can obtain a general business license on Sacramento County's official page.
    San Diego
    Residents of incorporated cities within San Diego County are required to obtain a business license (Business Tax Certificate).
    Les permis d'exploitation de commerce ne sont pas requis pour les résidents de villes non incorporées dans le San Diego County. Pour demander ce permis (Business Tax Certificate), suivez ces instructions du San Diego County.
    San Francisco
    Les résidents de San Francisco ayant conduit plus de 30 jours au cours du dernier exercice financier sont tenus d'avoir un permis d'exploitation de commerce, officiellement nommé « Business Registration Certificate ».
    Visit this page to register as a business in San Francisco. Select ‘Continue’ to start your application.
    You’ll be asked to provide the following information:
    1. Your business: Most drivers choose Sole Proprietorship as their Organization Type and use their legal name as their Business Name. You’ll also need to add your Business Tax ID and Start Date of Business in San Francisco.
    2. Ownership information: You’ll be asked to fill out your personal information
    3. Contact information: Your contact information may be the same as your ownership information from step 2. All tax information will be sent to the person and address you enter here.
    4. Location information:
    5. Registration:
      • Estimated SF Payroll Expense: The approximate amount of San Francisco payroll costs you expect during the current calendar year
      • Estimated SF Gross Receipts: Doesn’t need to be an exact amount. If you drive in multiple counties, do your best to estimate San Francisco fares based on how often you’re in the city. See more information about gross receipts.
    Once you've entered this information, you’ll receive an email to complete the business license application process.
    Important notes:
    • Once you register for a Business Registration Certificate, the City adds the business name, address, and certain other details to the SF OpenData website. This means that other than your SSN, any data you share, including your address, will be public. This information may also be shared with San Francisco City and County tax-collecting entities.
    • After registering, the City may say you owe extra fees and late charges for driving in previous years. Don’t pay the registration fee until you get a specific email from the Treasurer and Tax Collector removing the penalties and interest from your account balance.
    Keep in mind the information above isn’t business or tax advice. For specific questions about applying for a business license or associated fees, see San Francisco's New Business Registration Instructions or contact the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector.
    Santa Barbara
    Les résidents de Santa Barbara peuvent obtenir un Certificat de taxe professionnelle en faisant une demande en ligne ici.
    San Jose
    Les résidents de San Jose peuvent obtenir un permis d’exploitation de commerce en soumettant un formulaire de candidature par la poste ou en personne.

    Emblem & placard requirements

    The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
    La Commission des Services Publics de la Californie (CPUC) exige que les chauffeurs en Californie affichent en tout temps deux insignes Lyft lorsqu'ils sont en mode Chauffeur — un sur le pare-brise avant l'autre sur le pare-brise arrière.
    If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem within 1-2 weeks. 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.
    The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshields on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.

    Airport placards

    Lorsque vous effectuez des courses aux aéroports OAK, LAX ou SFO, vous devez afficher un permis d'aéroport supplémentaire dans votre pare-brise avant.

    California driver regulations

    Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in California, and look for important updates from Lyft in your email.

    Hourly driver mode limits

    Meilleures pratiques

    Connaître son assurance

    Effective July 1, 2015, California enacted State Bill AB 2293. Under this law, Transportation Network Companies, including Lyft, are required to provide primary third-party liability insurance and maintain $200,000 of excess liability coverage during Period 1.
    L’assurance responsabilité civile automobile de Lyft sera votre couverture de première ligne pendant la période 1. Lyft maintiendra également une couverture de responsabilité excédentaire de 200 000 $ au cours de la période 1.

    Period 1

    La période 1 commence au moment où vous vous connectez en mode Chauffeur et se termine lorsque vous acceptez une commande de course.
    Once you accept a ride, Period 2 begins. Once you pick up a passenger, Period 3 starts. Period 3 ends as soon as you end the ride. Then, you’re back in Period 1 until you accept another ride request or log out of driver mode.
    En vertu de AB 2293, votre police d’assurance automobile personnelle, y compris les couvertures facultatives achetées comme la couverture complète et en cas d'accident, ne couvre pas la conduite en covoiturage en Californie, sauf si vous avez aussi acheté aussi une couverture de covoiturage.
    Some insurers offer insurance products designed specifically for rideshare drivers. These policies can cover both your personal and rideshare driving, and offer additional coverages.
    Nous essayons d'informer les chauffeurs au fur et à mesure que de nouveaux produits d'assurance deviennent disponibles pour les chauffeurs en covoiturage. Nous vous encourageons à communiquer avec votre agent d'assurance pour obtenir la couverture qui répond le mieux à vos besoins.

    In-person support (Lyft Hubs)

    Nous ouvrons des Centres de services Lyft à l'échelle du pays afin de proposer un soutien en personne aux chauffeurs. Le Centre de services de votre secteur est un guichet unique permettant de répondre à toutes vos questions, de la mise en place d'un paiement par dépôt direct à la découverte de la façon dont vous obtiendrez le plus de commandes de courses.

    Moving to or from California

    If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to California, send us a message with the following info:
    • La date de votre déménagement
    • Votre nouvelle adresse d'expédition
    • Des photos claires des éléments suivants :
      • California driver’s license
      • Une plaque d'immatriculation de la Californie pour votre véhicule
      • Assurance véhicule personnelle émise en Californie, avec votre nom sur la police
      • California vehicle inspection from a licensed facility
    Si vous avez déjà versé à votre dossier Lyft les documents de la Californie listés ci-dessus, vous n'avez pas à nous le faire parvenir de nouveau.
    Active duty military applicants and their dependents can have an out-of-state driver's license and vehicle documents. Visit your local Lyft Hub and a Lyft representative will help set up your driver account.
    Moving from California to a different state? Select your new location here to see what steps you’ll need to take.

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