Wyoming Text Messaging and Cell Phone Laws

Wyoming bans texting while driving

There is no prohibition on cell phone use while driving in Wyoming. However, all Wyoming drivers are prohibited from texting.

Texting Laws

Drivers are prohibited from texting. There are a few exceptions to the texting ban. Drivers may read, write, or send texts in these circumstances:

  • while they are legally parked
  • to contact an emergency response vehicle, such as an ambulance, fire truck, or police vehicle, or
  • while using voice-operated or hands-free technology.

How is it Enforced?

The penalty for violating the texting law is a fine of up to $75. Wyoming’s texting laws are considered “primary” laws. A primary law means that an officer can pull you over for the offense without having to witness some other violation. That is, the officer sees you texting and issues a citation.

Read more about Wyoming’s distracted driving law.

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