How to Give That First Ride

Even the best Lyft drivers started in your seat. You're approved to drive, but something (nerves, maybe?) is holding you back from that first ride. To help you feel more comfortable on the road, we rounded up these helpful tips.

  1. Give your first ride during off-peak hours. Weekday afternoons have less traffic, and suburban areas offer easier pickups and drop-offs.
  2. Practice navigating. Using Waze is an easy way to put your mind at ease and keep your star rating high.
  3. Invest in tools of the trade. Keep your phone charger handy, and use a phone mount to stay hands-free – making your passengers feel safe and comfortable can lead to higher ratings and tips for you.
  4. Prepare for airport rides. Our Help Center is the best place to learn how to drive at your local airport. Check to see if airport rides are permitted in your area.

For a refresher on using the Lyft app, simply tap 'Ride Walkthrough' from the app menu's Help section. You'll be a top driver in no time.