Lyft’s Car Seat Mode in NYC

Posted by: Bekah Wheeler Dec 02, 2019
Updated Jan 16, 2020

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In this article we are going to outline everything you need to know about Lyft’s car seat mode in New York City. If you are looking for information on traveling with kids and other services that provide car seats, check out this all-inclusive article on Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.

How to Request a Lyft with a Car Seat

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

  1. Open the Lyft app and select ‘Car seat’ ride type.
  2. Set your pickup and drop-off locations, then request the ride.
  3. When the driver arrives, be sure you’re the one who secures your child in the car seat per their liability rules. 
  4. Enjoy your ride!

How much does a Lyft Car Seat Cost?

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

What Type of Car Seat does Lyft use?

All Lyft car seat vehicles have the IMMI Go car seat, which is a forward facing model. This car seat is designed to transport kids between 31 -52 inches and 22 – 48 pounds.

While riders are responsible for ensuring their child is properly seated in the car seat, drivers are responsible for installing and uninstalling the car seat at the beginning and end of each ride. Drivers who participate in the Lyft car seat program must pass a knowledge test on the proper way to install, uninstall, and maintain the car seat.

Please note, that each Lyft car seat vehicle only has one car seat so you will only be able to travel with one small child. 

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     1 year ago

    There is an advantage to Lyft's Car Seat Mode over Careem, as they did not have this option in their service.