Car seat mode

Car seat rides let parents travel with their child at the tap of a button.

Heads up: Car seat rides are only available in New York City at this time. If Car seat rides are available in your city, you’ll see the option when selecting a ride.

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How to request

Here’s how to request a ride in Car seat mode.

  1. Open the Lyft app
  2. In available cities, select ‘Car seat’ ride type
  3. Set your pickup and drop-off locations, then request the ride
  4. When the driver arrives, be sure you’re the one who secures your child in the car seat. That’s it!

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Car seat rides include an additional fee of $10 on the ride fare.

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Available cities

Car seat mode is currently available in New York City.

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Safety details

Car seat drivers have the IMMI Go car seat, which is forward-facing. With Car seat mode, riders will be matched with the same kinds of vehicles received when requesting standard Lyft rides.

Please note the child sitting in the car seat must be between 31 - 52 inches in height and between 22 - 48 pounds in weight. The seat isn’t suitable for children under 2 years old.

Riders are solely responsible for safely securing their children in the car seat and removing them at the end of the ride.

Drivers are responsible for safely installing and uninstalling car seats at the beginning and end of each ride. Drivers have been tested on their knowledge of how to properly install and maintain car seats and to recognize whether their car seat is in proper working condition. Only drivers that pass the test may participate in the Car seat program.

Riders must also check the seat before each ride to verify that it has been securely installed.

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Other Terms

Limit one child per car seat ride. Car seats are not suitable for children under 2 years old and may only be used for children 31” - 52” tall and 22 - 48 lbs. Riders are solely responsible for (A) verifying the safe installation and integrity of each car seat before choosing whether to commence a ride and (B) properly securing the child in the car seat and removing that child at the end of a ride.

Lyft will be in no way liable for any improperly installed car seat or improperly secured child. If a Rider has concerns about the safety or integrity of a particular car seat then they should contact Lyft Support. Use of Car Seat Mode is subject to the Lyft Terms of Services available at http://lyft.com/terms.

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