How Do I Know My Lyft Driver Will Protect Me?

Lyft, a ridesharing service that has taken over society, holds the safety of drivers and passengers in high regard. To enhance both the driver and rider experience Lyft, encourages drivers to follow traffic laws and guidelines to provide safe rides. If you are injured in a Philadelphia Lyft accident, call Kwartler Manus to schedule a consultation.

Lyft and RAINN Partner

The Community Safety Education program created by Lyft, is in partnership with RAINN. RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US. All drivers are required to successfully complete the program before they can access driver mode.

Lyft Safety Practices

There are a multitude of practices that Lyft drivers are advised to keep in mind while giving a ride:

  • Only drive on your profile
  • Pull over safely
  • Drive your personal, approve vehicle
  • Don’t bring friends or family along
  • Use a phone mount
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Don’t pick up unaccompanied minors
  • Make sure everyone wears a seatbelt
  • Never ask passengers for contact information

Lyft drivers who adhere to these guidelines not only keep themselves safe but help protect all passengers. Afterall, without these guidelines in place, ridesharing services would suffer in a variety of ways.

It is important that drivers are logged into their personal Lyft account when giving rides. The profile photo must match what the driver currently looks like so passengers can confirm who will be giving them a ride.

If a passenger requests to pick up at a busy intersection, where vehicles are not permitted to wait, drivers can call their passenger and ask how long they will take. Drivers can circle the block or wait in another area until the passenger confirms they are ready.

Lyft drivers are only approved to give rides in the vehicle on their profile. If a driver wants to switch vehicles, they have to make sure the photo on the app matches the new vehicle before giving any rides. Lyft provides instructions for switching vehicles.

Passengers rightfully expect to experience a professional ride. Any unknown person accompanying the ride can make passengers feel unsafe.

We all know that navigating a ride can be difficult if you have to keep looking down at a phone for directions. Phone mounts are extremely beneficial in keeping the driver's hands free and eyes on the road.

Following the Rules of the Road

All drivers are expected and required to obey traffic laws and/or city and state regulations. Signaling lane changes and following the speed limit are just some examples.

As a part of Lyft’s mandated policies, children 17 and under are not permitted to ride without an adult. Lyft drivers are responsible to contact a Lyft representative should they believe that someone requested a ride for an unaccompanied minor.

The proper use and wearing of seatbelts is another part of Lyft drivers responsibilities. Drivers are only allowed to take as many passengers as there are seatbelts in the car. Larger groups can split into two different cars and as a part of Lyft’s Health Safety Commitment, the front passenger seat remains empty.

Lyft prohibits all drivers from asking passengers for their contact information. Passengers will feel uncomfortable if you ask for their number or to connect on social media. Leave it to the discretion of the passenger if they would like to stay in touch.

Injured in a Philadelphia Lyft Accident? Call Kwartler Manus

Lyft policies and procedures for drivers should give passengers a better sense of safety and security while riding. Lyft services are for the benefit of everyone. Lyft takes the appropriate measures to enforce safety among everyone for a better ride experience. Injured in a Philadelphia Lyft accident? Call an experienced Philadelphia Lyft accident attorney at Kwartler Manus at 267-214-8608 to schedule a free consultation. You can also complete a contact form and a member of the firm will reach out to you at your convenience.

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