Passing laws: Wyoming requires that a motor vehicle shall safely pass a bicycle and passing must be done to the left at a safe distance.
Helmet law: There is no state law in Wyoming that requires the operator of a bicycle to wear a helmet. However, although not required by law it is strongly recommended.
Vulnerable User Laws: There are certain laws entitled “vulnerable user laws.” These laws, in essence, require the vehicle least at risk to yield to the vehicle most at risk. For example, a motor vehicle would have to yield to a bicycle and a bicycle would have to yield to a pedestrian. Wyoming does not have any specific vulnerable laws.
Distracted Driving Laws: Wyoming prohibits the use of a wireless communications device to write, send or read text based communications while operating a motor vehicle, subject to limited exceptions.
Where to Ride: Generally speaking, Wyoming law requires bicyclists to be as close to the right hand edge of the road as possible. You must use due care when passing a standing vehicle or passing one travelling in the same direction.
Sidewalk Riding: Bicycles are allowed to be driven on sidewalks. However, bicycles are not required to use sidewalks and may use the regular roadways.
Riding a Bike under the Influence: Wyoming’s law prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances is written so that it applies to vehicles and therefore does directly apply to bicyclists.
Stop Sign Laws: In Wyoming bicycles have to follow the same rules as motor vehicles regarding the requirement to come to a complete stop when directed to stop by traffic control devices and Wyoming does not authorize bicyclists to disobey traffic lights that fail to detect bicyclists.
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