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Traffic Infractions

As a general rule, out-of-state drivers fare much worse on Wyoming’s roads than residents – by an almost two-to-one margin. In 2012, the Wyoming Highway Patrol issued 21,225 speeding tickets to Wyoming residents. Out-of-state motorists, on the other hand, received more than 39,600 citations. Drivers from Colorado, Utah, California, Montana, Idaho, and Texas received the most speeding tickets.

Even though Wyoming boasts a higher-than-average interstate speed limit of 80 mph – or maybe because of it – speeding tickets can be costly, in more ways than one. First-time speeders in Wyoming can be fined up to $200, earn a jail sentence as long as 30 days, and can even lose their license for up to a year. First-time reckless drivers can earn a ticket that can cost as much as $850, with the added risk of a six-month jail sentence.

If you have been issued a speeding ticket and have questions or concerns about your rights, get in touch with our a Wyoming criminal lawyers of Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today.


Speed limits can vary widely in Wyoming, based on the roadway in question:

  • 80 mph: interstates
  • 70 mph: four-lane divided highways
  • 70 mph: other paved highways
  • 65 mph: urban freeways
  • 55 mph: unpaved roads
  • 30 mph: residential and urban districts
  • 20 mph: school zones.

Additionally, Wyoming does not have a point system, but drivers can lose their license if they rack up more than three moving violations in less than 12 months. If your driving habits have earned you a suspension, do not put your driving privileges at risk. Get legal assistance from a Burg Simpson criminal law lawyer by calling 307-527-7891.


In Wyoming, along with most other states, commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than other motor vehicle operators. As such, commercial drivers in the state can lose their license much easier. For example, a commercial driver can lose their driving privileges for a year if the driver:

  • Leaves the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
  • Is stopped with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04 percent or higher.
  • Is stopped while under the influence of any controlled substance.
  • Failed to follow implied consent laws.
  • Causes a fatality due to negligence in the operation of a commercial vehicle.
  • Committed a felony with a commercial vehicle; this can include the distribution, production, and/or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • Operated a commercial vehicle while under suspension, revocation or cancellation.

If you are a commercial vehicle operator who depends on his or her ability to drive to earn a living, call Burg Simpson in Wyoming as soon as possible at 307-527-7891 and get help from a criminal defense attorney right away.


If you have lost your license or are wondering what to do about a traffic violation, do not handle the situation without professional legal help. Call Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office now at 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form here.

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