Updated: July, 2017Summary of common traffic laws in Wyoming – Speed limits, License Renewals, Learners Permits, Drunk Driving Laws, and more. For more information, visit the Wyoming Highway Safety Program website.
In Wyoming, the maximum speed limit for cars is 80 mph. The maximum highway speed for trucks is also 80 mph. These are maximum speeds. Speeds may be lower on highway passing through urban areas. Always observe posted traffic laws and drive safely for the weather and road conditions.
Wyoming allows new drivers to get their learners permit at the age of 15. You must have your provisional license for a minimum of 1 months. Drivers can then get their intermediate license at 16. An Intermediate License allows you to drive yourself without a qualified co-pilot in the car. However, driving restrictions still apply including the time-of-day you can drive and the maximum number of passengers allowed.
In Wyoming, drivers can obtain their full drivers license at the age of 16 years and 6 months.
Wyoming requires you to renew your license every 4 years.
Unlike most states, Wyoming does not increase the penalty for moving violations within an active work zone.
The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.08%. Driving while above the legal limit is called Driving Under the Influence. Driving while above certain BAC is called Driving while intoxicated and carries a heavier penalty. In Wyoming, driving with a BAC above 0.15% will trigger automatic enhanced minimum penalties.
Cellphones and other handheld devices are banned while driving in most states. In Wyoming, hand-held devices such as phones and mp3 player are banned to novice drivers only. Hands-free interaction with cellphones is allowed.
Texting while driving is banned in Wyoming. Texting while driving is concidered a primary offense. This means that you can be pulled over with texting as the only offense. In Wyoming, distracted driving is listed as a category on police crash report forms.
Wyoming requires seabelt use. Seatbelt enforcement is concidered secondary, which means you cannot be pulled over for violating a seatbelt law. The fine for a seatbelt law violation in Wyoming is $25.00. Seatbelt use laws depend on the driving experience of the driver and which seat of the car a passenger is sitting in.