What is Lyft?


Quick Answer

Lyft is a company that offers ride share services. Drivers offer their services to individuals who need rides, similar to how a taxi service works. However, Lyft drivers are private individuals who work for Lyft as independent contractors.

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Lyft customers can access the service by downloading an app to their smartphones. Once the app is installed, users can request a ride from an available driver. The user can follow the driver's route to determine an approximate pickup time. The app also displays a photograph of both the driver and the vehicle so users know exactly what they are looking for.

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