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Welcome to Wyoming! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Wyoming. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
Wyoming does not have a point system, but traffic violations are still recorded on your driving record.
Wyoming state law requires minimum Bodily Injury Liability limits of $25,000 per injured person up to a total of $50,000 per accident, and Property Damage Liability coverage with a minimum limit of $20,000.
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle, or when within 300 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
In July of 2011, Wyoming repealed the provisions of this law governing penalties for refusing an implied consent chemical test. However, Wyoming law still considers any person who drives a vehicle upon a public street or highway in the state to have given consent to a chemical test.
The city of Laramie, Wyoming has established a criminal penalty for implied consent violations within its jurisdiction, consisting of the following:
Any person age 18 or older who commits a violation with a child passenger shall be punished as follows:
Wyoming allows bottles of wine to be resealed using a specified tamper-evident procedure, in accordance with statutory or regulatory requirements, as an exception to its open container prohibition.
Wyoming does not have a state law governing red light fines or the use of traffic cameras for red light enforcement.
Wyoming does not have laws providing for enhanced penalties for traffic violations in work zones.
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.
There is no specific law regarding minimum safe passing distance.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.