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Recently, RSG readers in Florida reached out to us about new driver requirements from Lyft. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur breaks down what these new requirements are, if they’re here to stay and if they’ll roll out nationwide below.
We have been hearing some unusual news from the state of Florida. Lyft in Florida is requiring that all drivers submitting vehicles for approval after July 15, 2019, must have cars which are the year 2017 or newer.
If you submitted your car for approval prior to July 15, then the old requirements remain intact. In other words, if you drive an older vehicle that was approved before July 15, you won’t have to swap out your car for a new one. But when you do submit another vehicle, it will have to be a 2017 or newer.
This article will provide documentation for this new policy and provide some rationale for Lyft’s sudden change in policy, currently only in effect in Florida.