We asked your Driver Advisory Council to share the most common myths they hear about driving with Lyft — and set the record straight. Check out what they had to say below.
Myth #1: Drivers with higher ratings get more rides than drivers with lower ratings
DAC Response: Ratings do not impact the volume of rides a driver will receive. Rides are dispatched primarily based on geography and demand.
Myth #2: Once approved to drive for Lyft, you can drive in every state
DAC Response: This is not 100% accurate, as some states and cities have unique requirements. You should be able to drive within the state in which you were approved. This Help Center article is a great resource to learn more and get assistance for your specific situation.
Myth #3: Non-rated rides count against a driver’s overall rating
DAC Response: Your rating is not impacted if a passenger does not rate you. Your ratings are based on the past 100 ‘rated’ rides.
Myth #4: New (first time) riders are automatically paired with higher rated drivers
DAC Response: Passengers — no matter how new they are to the Lyft platform — are paired with drivers based on geography and demand. Ratings do not impact the volume of rides a driver will receive.
Myth #5: You have to be available during the busiest times — or peak hours only — to make any money
DAC Response: People are making money driving for Lyft at all times of day. Try driving at the time that suits you best. Someone is always looking to get somewhere.