Wyoming

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RESTRICTIONS ON CELLPHONE USE AND TEXTING
Hand-held ban no
Young drivers all cellphone ban no
Texting ban all drivers
Enforcement primary
MAXIMUM POSTED SPEED LIMITS
Rural interstates (mph) 75; 80 on specified segments of road1
Urban interstates (mph) 75; 80 on specified segments of road1
Other limited access roads (mph) 65
Other roads (mph) 65
YOUNG DRIVER LICENSING SYSTEMS
To get a learners license you must:
Have a minimum age of 15
YOUNG DRIVER LICENSING SYSTEMS
Before getting a license or restricted license you must:
Have a mandatory holding period of 10 days
Have a minimum supervised driving time of 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Have a minimum age of 162
YOUNG DRIVER LICENSING SYSTEMS
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage:
Nighttime restrictions 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Passenger restrictions

(family members excepted unless otherwise noted)
no more than 1 passenger younger than 18
YOUNG DRIVER LICENSING SYSTEMS
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted:
Nighttime restrictions 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first (min. age: 16, 6 mos.)2
Passenger restrictions 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first (min. age: 16, 6 mos.)2
REGULAR LICENSING RENEWAL CYCLE
Length of regular renewal cycle 4 years
OLDER DRIVER SPECIAL LICENSING PROVISIONS
Accelerated renewal none
Other provisions none
CHILD RESTRAINTS
Must be in child restraint 8 years and younger
Adult safety belt permissible not permissible
Maximum fine 1st offense $50
Seating preference children 8 years and younger must be in the rear seat if available
Children not covered all children covered
SAFETY BELT USE
Initial effective date 06/08/89
Standard enforcement? no
Who is covered? In what seats? 9+ years in all seats
Maximum fine 1st offense $253driver/$10 passenger
Can nonuse decrease monetary awards for injuries in lawsuits? no
MOTORCYCLE HELMET USE
Motorcyclists covered 17 and younger
BICYCLE HELMET USE
Covered by state law no law
PICKUP TRUCKS: RESTRICTIONS ON RIDING IN CARGO AREAS
Restrictions on riding in cargo areas no state law
Gaps in coverage no state law
LOW-SPEED VEHICLES
On which roads are low-speed vehicles permitted? non-interstate highways on which the vehicle is capable of achieving the maximum speed limit
What is the top speed permissible for low-speed vehicles? not specified
MINITRUCKS
Initial effective date 01/01/08
Where permitted any road except interstate highways
Speed restrictions if a multipurpose vehicle is incapable of achieving the maximum speed allowed on the specific highway, it shall be operated on the extreme right hand edge of the roadway
Vehicle classification under state law multipurpose vehicle

1In Wyoming, the speed limit may be increased to 80 mph on specific segments of highway on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation.

2In Wyoming, all applicants for an unrestricted license who are younger than 17 must have completed driver education and must have held an intermediate license for at least six months.

3Wyoming rewards observed belt use by reducing the fines for other traffic violations by $10.