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Wyoming DMV Driver’s Handbook – Part 4

The State of Wyoming DRIVER LICENSE MANUAL

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Additional driver/motoring services

Wyoming Amber Alert System

In 2003, Wyoming Law Enforcement, the Association of Broadcasters, the National Weather Service (NWS), the Cable TV Association and the Department of Transportation (DOT) coordinated the Amber Alert Plan. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is the designated liaison between the local law enforcement agency and the NWS, broadcasters and DOT. All of the following criteria must be met prior to DCI activating an Amber Alert:

• A child has been abducted.

• The child must be 17 years of age or younger.

• The child must be in immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death.

• There must be enough descriptive information to believe a broadcast will assist or help in the recovery.

The Wyoming Amber Alert Plan is designed to broadcast critical information about an abducted child believed to be in danger, using the Emergency Alert System, via radio and television. If an Amber Alert is activated, please do be aware of the information provided.

Accessing your driving record

WYDOT maintains a computerized driving record of every driver in the state. It contains a record of all convictions, motor vehicle convictions, and adverse actions as a result of these convictions.

You may obtain a copy of your driver record at any of the local exam stations upon presenting your driver license or other legal forms of identification and payment of the fee. A legal parent or guardian can obtain a copy of a child’s driver record, if the child is a minor under the age of 18 years. It is possible to obtain another’s driver record provided a written release is presented to the examiner from the person whose driver record is being released.

A person can also obtain a copy of their driver record by submitting a written request along with the required fee to the department. The fee for the driving record may be paid by credit card; however, this must be stipulated in the written request with a phone number to contact the person requesting the record.

The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act prohibits WYDOT from providing personal information to individuals and businesses for the purposes of surveys, marketing and solicitations. Personal information includes photographs and digital images, signatures, telephone numbers and medical/disability information. It does not prohibit the release of records pertaining to vehicular crashes, driving violations and driver license or registration status.

Wyoming Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Applications for a Wyoming driver’s license or identification card ask whether or not you wish to be a donor. The Department of Transportation is authorized to electronically transfer donor status to the Donor Registry. A parent’s or guardian’s signature is required to approve an anatomical gift for minors under eighteen (18) years of age.If you wish to be a donor, a donor designation is indicated on your driver’s license or identification card. You can directly register or remove your name from the Donor Registry by accessing the Web site at www.WyomingDonorRegistry.org.

Organ donation is a deeply personal decision only you and your family can make. You’ll feel good knowing that you could leave the one thing money cannot buy — life.

Handicapped placards

Permanent handicapped placards are issued to persons who suffer from physical impairments. The impairment must last a minimum of 12 months. Temporary placards may be issued to persons who suffer an impairment for up to 6 months.Applications are available at all driver license exam stations. The application must be completed by a physician. To obtain handicapped plates, you must complete an application for a placard and indicate on the form that you want license plates. You may be issued one placard and one or more sets of plates, or two placards and no license plates.Handicapped placards are available at no cost to the applicant.

Losing the privilege to drive

License suspensions, cancellations and revocations

Driving in Wyoming, as in all states, is a privilege, not a right. Abuse the privilege, and you may lose it.

Drinking and driving suspensions
Administrative Per Se Suspension

An Administrative Per Se Suspension results when you have been arrested for DWUI and the results of your chemical test show an alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater. Dismissal of the DWUI in court will not affect the Administrative Per Se suspension.

Length of suspension: 90 days. (If you are convicted of the DWUI in court, the time served for the Administrative Per Se suspension will be credited toward the DWUI suspension.)

Start of suspension: 30 days after the issuance of the temporary driver’s license and notice of suspension given by the officer at the time of the arrest, or at the end of any existing suspension or revocation. The procedure to apply for limited driving privileges or a contested case hearing is explained on the form issued by the officer.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible if you have not been issued a probationary license in the past five years. NOTE: You cannot have an ignition interlock requirement.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

Driving While Under the Influence

A DWUI results when you have been convicted in court of Driving While Under the Influence. (In addition to an Administrative Per Se/Refusal, you may be convicted of DWUI.)

1st offense (within previous 10 years)

Length of suspension: 90 days. (If you served or are serving a suspension for Administrative Per Se, the suspension period will be the same.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible, if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years and are otherwise eligible.
NOTE: You cannot have an ignition interlock requirement. Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

2nd offense (within previous 10 years)

Length of suspension: One year. (If you served or are serving a suspension for Administrative Per Se, an additional nine-month suspension will be added to your record.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? No, according to Wyoming law. Limited driving privileges cannot be issued for any DWUI after the first offense.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

3rd or subsequent offense (within 10 years)

Length of revocation: Three years.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? No.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22;
• Payment of reinstatement fee;
• Undergo an alcohol/drug evaluation;
• Successfully complete an alcohol/drug treatment program;
• Complete and pass a re-examination of the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. If you are re-licensed, you may be restricted to “No alcohol or substance abuse offenses,” and must follow counselor’s recommendations.

Youthful Driver Suspension

If you are younger than 21 years of age and are in actual physical control of a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of two one-hundredths of one percent (0.02 percent) or more, you will be suspended for DWUI.

First offense:

Length of suspension: 90 days.

Second or subsequent offense: (within two years)

Length of suspension: Six months.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible, if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years, there are no previous convictions for DWUI and are otherwise eligible.

Other types of suspension
Reckless Driving Suspension

This suspension results upon receipt of a conviction of driving a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.

First offense (within previous five years)

Length of suspension: 90 days.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years and you are other-wise eligible.

Reinstatement requirements:
• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.Second offense (within previous five years)

Length of suspension: Six months.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years and are otherwise eligible.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

Third or subsequent offense (within five years)

Length of revocation: One year.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? No.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record;
• Filing of an SR-22;
• Payment of reinstatement fee;
• Complete and pass a re-examination of the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Transporting Liquor to a Minor Suspension

This results from a conviction for the intent of furnishing any alcoholic liquid or malt beverage to any person under the age of 21 while operating or occupying a motor vehicle.

Length of suspension: One year.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years and are otherwise eligible.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

Non-Resident Violator Compact Suspension

This results when a court informs the department that you have an outstanding traffic citation you have not paid. This includes citations from other states as well as Wyoming. The state where the violator is licensed is who suspends the driver, not the state where the offense occurred. (It is named the Non-Resident Violator Compact to ensure that non-residents receive the same treatment as residents when they receive a traffic citation.)

Length of suspension: Until notice of satisfaction of the requirements of the citation are received from the court, and payment of the reinstatement fee.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? No.

Reinstatement requirements: (prior to start date of suspension)
• Notice from the court indicating you have satisfied the requirements of the citation. (Suspension will be deleted from record.)

Reinstatement requirements: (after start date of suspension)

• Notice from the court indicating you have satisfied the requirements of the citation; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

Moving Violation Suspension

You are allowed up to three moving violations within a 12-month period. Upon receipt of conviction for a fourth moving violation, you will be notified that your driving privilege will be suspended. A moving violation means an act of control or lack of control by the driver of a motor vehicle while the vehicle is in motion that results in a conviction, including a conviction for driving in violation of the restriction.

Length of suspension: 90 days. Each additional moving violation received within a 12-month period will cause an additional 90-day suspension. The date of the offense is used when determining the 12-month period. (**See section “Restricted Class RC/RM Licenses” and “Intermediate License Suspension” on page 25 for additional suspension information.)

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? You may be eligible if you have not been issued a probationary driver license in the past five years.and are otherwise eligible.

Reinstatement requirements:

• Completion of all withdrawal actions on record; and
• Payment of reinstatement fee.

Compulsory Insurance Suspension

This is a result of a conviction in court of not having liability insurance.

Length of suspension: Until an SR-22 insurance form has been filed with the department.

Am I eligible for limited driving privileges? No.

Reinstatement requirements: (prior to start date of suspension)

• Filing of an SR-22 (Suspension will be deleted from record.)

Reinstatement requirements: (after start date of suspension)
• Filing of an SR-22
• Payment of reinstatement fee
• Written verification (certificate from the vendor) that the ignition interlock device has been installed is required at the time of application.

Unlawful Use & False Application Suspension and/or Cancellation

This suspension results from displaying, or using someone else’s license or identification card -OR- having in your possession any license or ID card which has been tampered with or altered. It is unlawful to lend your license or ID card to someone else to use as their identification, to knowingly make a false statement, give fictitious information, use a false name, or conceal a fact on an application for a license or ID card. It is against the law to apply for a license or ID card using a name, address, Social Security number or birth date belonging to another person. These actions may result in the cancellation of the card, and/or a 90-day suspension for the person using or lending the driver’s license or ID card.

Child Support Suspension

This results upon notification from the Department of Family Services that you are in arrears of $5,000 or more for 90 consecutive days. The suspension will remain in effect until notification is received from DFS that the person has complied in full or has entered into an approved payment plan, and a $5 reinstatement fee is paid.

Restricted Class RC/RM License Suspension

This suspension is the result of a moving violation conviction. A 90-day suspension is imposed for a first offense and a one-year suspension for a second or subsequent offense.

Intermediate License Suspension

This suspension is the result of a violation of the restrictions for an intermediate license. A 30-day suspension is imposed for this offense.

Driving under Suspension, Revocation or Cancellation

This results in a 30-day suspension of your driving privileges if you are under 21 years of age.

Uninsured Accident Suspension

This is a result of the driver’s insurance not being verifiable at the time of the crash.

Reinstatement requirements: If you were uninsured, you can do one of the following:

• Submit a notarized release from the other party(s) involved in the crash stating they are not holding you liable for their damages and/or injuries or that you have made restitution to them; OR
• Submit a conditional release signed and notarized by you and the other party(s) stating an agreement has been made for you to make payments for their damages and/or injuries; OR
• Post a cash deposit for the total amount of property damage, plus $25,000 per injury. One year from the date of the crash, you will be entitled to a refund of your cash deposit; provided there are no judgments against you.
• If you are unable to provide any of the above, you can provide a signed and notarized affidavit one year from the date of the crash, stating that there are no unsatisfied judgments as a result of the crash. Should you be suspended, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee and file an SR-22 in addition to one of the above requirements.

Suspension-related matters
Requests for limited driving privileges and/or contested case hearings

In some suspension cases, you may be eligible for limited driving privileges. If so, you may request a Record Review to see if you are eligible to be issued a probationary driver license which will allow you limited driving privileges during the suspension period. You must submit your request in writing and include a $15 fee. Both the written request and the fee must be postmarked within 20 days of the date of notice you receive. You can only be issued one probationary driver’s license in a five-year period.

If you wish to contest the suspension of your privilege to drive, you may submit your request for a Contested Case Hearing, in writing, along with a $25 fee. Your written request must be postmarked within 20 days of the date of the notice you receive, and must include the fee.

License reinstatement fee

Generally, the reinstatement fee for suspensions is $50. This fee can be paid at any Wyoming driver license exam office, mailed to the Cheyenne Driver Services office or by phone. This fee is in addition to any fees for a new driver license, if one is issued to you. The reinstatement fee for a child support suspension is $5.

Revocation

A revocation cancels your driver license, and you must go through a driver investigation to be re-licensed once the revocation is over. You cannot have limited driving privileges during a revocation. Offenses that will cause a revocation are:

• Third or subsequent Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI);
• Third or subsequent Reckless Driving;
• Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident;
• Homicide by Vehicle;
• A felony which is a direct result of the manner of driving.

SR-22

An SR-22 is an insurance certificate that your insurance company files with the department. Wyoming Statute 31-9-401 requires that proof of financial responsibility be required for certain violations or actions. Proof of financial responsibility must be maintained for three years from the date it is required. When an SR-22 is on file, the insurance company must notify the department when there is a cancellation of the insurance. During a suspension, the SR-22 is required to maintain your vehicle registration or for a probationary driver license, if one is issued to you. If the SR-22 is not on file by the end of your mandatory suspension, your driving privilege will remain suspended until the SR-22 is filed.

Start of suspension/revocation

The start of a suspension/revocation is 30 days from the date the order is mailed to you by the department or given to you by law enforcement, or at the end of any suspensions already on your record.

Ignition Interlock Devices

Ignition interlock devices are required to be installed, at the applicant’s expense, upon conviction of the following offenses:

• 1st DWUI with a BAC of .15 percent or greater – six months.
• 2nd DWUI with a BAC of .08 percent or greater – one ye ar.
• 3rd DWUI with a BAC of .08 percent or greater – two years.
• 4th or subsequent DWUI with a BAC of .08 percent or greater – lifetime.

For more information, contact Driver Services at 307-777-4800, option #3.
Drivers convicted of alcohol-related offenses requiring the ignition interlock device, are also required to do the following:

•File an SR-22 insurance form.
• Pay the $50 reinstatement fee.
• Pay the $100 ignition interlock fee.
• Have the ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle they drive at an installation site and by a technician certified by the department.
• Bring the lease agreement/certification of installation to their local driver exam office to be issued the IIR restricted driver license. The applicant’s driving privilege must not be withdrawn in this or any other state for any reason or the license cannot be issued.
• Take and pass any tests required for licensing.

For a list of ignition interlock vendors and installers in Wyoming, please visit our website at: www.dot.state,wy.us.driver_license_records/suspension/ignition_interlock.html



Definitions

Alien: any person who is not a citizen of the United States of America.

Authorized Emergency Vehicles: fire, police or ambulance vehicles or others approved by statute.

Bicycle: any vehicle powered solely by human power, upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices. Legally classified as vehicles, bicycles can be ridden on all public roads in Wyoming. While not legally required, a properly fitted and Consumer Product Safety Certified bicycle helmet is highly recommended for protection against serious head injury or death.

Blind Spot: the area near the right and left rear corners of the vehicle which cannot be seen through rearview mirrors. The driver must turn his/her head to view these areas.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.

Brakes: device used to stop the vehicle.

Critical Object: any person, vehicle, animal or anything else that could cause a driver to slow down, speed up or turn.

Crosswalk: a place where people may legally cross the street or highway. The crosswalk may or may not be marked. If there are no markings, a crosswalk is considered to be where imaginary lines would connect the sidewalks on each side of the street or highway.

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT): the state agency responsible for the licensing of drivers in Wyoming.
WYDOT’s address is:
5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340.

Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI): the operation of a vehicle by a person who is under the influence of alcohol or who is under the influence of a controlled substance.

Emancipated Minor: a person at least 17 years of age who is or was married, is in the military service of the United States, or who has been emancipated by the district court. Emancipated minors may have this status put on their Wyoming licenses by making application to the department and paying the required fee.

Gap in Traffic: an opening or space between vehicles in traffic that is large enough for a vehicle to enter safely.

Helmet: protective headgear.

Hydroplaning: when a vehicle’s tires ride on a thin film of water instead of the road.

Intersection: the area where highways or streets join or cross each other.

Lane: a section of roadway for a single line of vehicles.

Median: a barrier of grass, concrete or other material separating two roadways, such as the area between the two roadways on an Interstate highway. It is not legal to ride over, across or on the median.

Merging Traffic: a situation where two moving lanes of traffic come together, such as an entrance ramp on an interstate.

Moped: a vehicle equipped with two or three wheels, foot pedals to allow propulsion by human power, an automatic transmission and a motor with cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters, producing no more than two-brake horsepower, whose motor is capable of propelling the vehicle at a maximum speed of no more than 30 miles per hour on a level road surface.

Motorcycle: a motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but which may have a sidecar to transport a single passenger. For the purpose of registration and titling, “motorcycle” includes motorized bicycles, scooters and recreational vehicles primarily designed for off-road use and de-signed to be ridden astride upon a seat or saddle and to travel on four wheels, but excludes mopeds and off-road three-wheel recreational vehicles.

Motor Vehicle: every vehicle which is self-propelled by some power source other than muscular power and used on public highways for transporting persons or property or both. This includes motorcycles and mopeds.

Moving Violation: an act of control or lack of control by the driver of a motor vehicle while the vehicle is in motion, that results in a conviction, including a conviction for driving in violation of the restriction for corrective lenses and/or outside mirrors.

Multipurpose Vehicle: a vehicle having an identifying number, having at least four wheels, weighing 300 to 3,000 pounds and having a permanent upright seat at least 24 inches from the ground. The vehicle must be registered and plated to be operated on streets and high-ways, but may NOT be operated on interstate highways and is subject to slow-moving vehicle requirements. The holder of any class of driver license may drive a multipurpose vehicle. Drivers who currently hold a “motorcycle” class license with an “R” restriction for an “ATV vehicle only” will not be renewed with this class and restriction, as an ATV is considered a multipurpose vehicle and does not require the “M” or “R” on the license.

No-Zone: an area on either side or directly behind a heavy vehicle in which another vehicle is not visible to the driver.

Off-Road Recreational Vehicle: a recreational vehicle primarily designed for off-road use which is 50 inches or less in width, has an unladen weight of 900 pounds or less and is designed to be ridden astride upon a seat or saddle and to travel on at least 3 low pressure tires.

A “low pressure tire” is a pneumatic tire at least six 6 inches in width, designed for use on wheels with a rim diameter of 12 inches or less and having a manufacturer’s recommended operating pressure of 10 pounds per square inch or less; any unlicensed motorcycle which has an unladen weight of six 600 pounds or less and is designed to be ridden off road with the operator astride upon a seat or saddle and travels on two 2 tires; and any multi-wheeled motorized vehicle not required by law to be licensed and is designed for cross-country travel on or over land, sand, ice or other natural terrain and which has an unladen weight of more than 900 pounds.

Wherever practicable, off-road recreational vehicles shall only be operated off the main traveled portion of the roadway. Crossings of main traveled roadways shall be made at right angles to the roadway or as nearly so as practicable, but, in any case, yielding the right of way to all traffic in the main traveled roadway. If the operator is a minor, or if a minor is a rider, they shall be operated in accordance with all Wyoming helmet laws and be operated only by a person who possesses a valid driver license with a motorcycle endorsement.

Pedestrian Vehicle: any self-propelled conveyance designed, manufactured and intended for the exclusive use of persons with a physical disability. In no case shall a pedestrian vehicle exceed 48 inches in width.

Reinstatement Fee: the fee required to reinstate a per-son’s driver license and/or driving privilege before a suspension or revocation can be lifted and the privilege to drive restored.

Resident: any person who is gainfully employed or engages in any trade, profession or occupation within this state and owns, leases or rents a place of residence or otherwise lives within Wyoming for the purpose of employment or remains in the jurisdiction for a period of 120 days or more; OR any person who is registered to vote in Wyoming; OR any person who has applied for public assistance from Wyoming; OR any person hold-ing a valid Wyoming resident hunting or fishing license.

Revocation: termination of a person’s privilege to drive.

Roadway: that portion of a street or highway ordinarily used for driving.

Shoulder: that portion of the road beside the traveled highway. It may be either hard surfaced or gravel. It is used by stopped vehicles and helps provide proper drainage of the highway.

Space Cushion: the space that isolates your vehicle from other vehicles; a cushion of space ahead, behind and to the side of your vehicle.

Suspension: the TEMPORARY REMOVAL of a person’s privilege to drive. The license may be returned after a specified period of time, and/or after certain requirements have been met.

Total Stopping Distance: the distance a vehicle travels before it comes to a complete stop. It includes the complete distance traveled while deciding to stop, then reacting, and finally after brakes are then applied.


Traffic signals

Red light

You must stop behind the crosswalks or stop line. You can turn right at a RED light unless there is a sign that prohibits the turn. You may turn RIGHT only after STOPPING AND YIELDING to persons and other vehicles. You may also, after stopping and yielding, turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Amber light

If possible, you MUST stop before entering the intersection. If you can-not stop safely, you should carefully go through the intersection.

Green light

You may enter the intersection when the way is clear. You MUST yield the right of way to other vehicles and persons already in the intersection.

Flashing red light

You must come to a complete stop before entering the intersection. This light has the same meaning as a “STOP” sign.

Flashing amber light

You must use caution. This light warns of a dangerous intersection or location.

Turn arrows

1. A RED arrow prohibits turning in the direction of the arrow. It is used to remind drivers that they must turn in the direction the arrow is pointing when the light turns green.

2. An AMBER arrow may appear after a GREEN arrow and warns you to clear the intersection.

3. A GREEN arrow means that you may turn in the direction shown by the ar-row without stopping if the way is clear.

You MUST yield the right of way to persons and other traffic within the intersection.


Above all else, drive safely

Welcome to the latest edition of Wyoming’s Rules of the Road driver’s manual. This book has been revised to include some of the most recent changes enacted by the Wyoming State Legislature effective July 1, 2014.

You will find information on how to obtain a driver license or ID card, the penalties for drinking and driving, requirements for insurance, what to do in the case of a crash, rules for driving on streets, highways, and railroad crossings, and other driving related subjects. You will also find information on other driver services offered by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Safe driving involves obeying traffic rules and regulations, being courteous on the road, driving defensively and making sure that you and your passengers wear a seat belt.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Driver Services at (307) 777-4800 or 4810, or write to WYDOT at Wyoming Department of Transportation, Driver Services, 5300 Bishop Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340.

Also, visit the website at www.dot.state.wy.us!

Traffic signs

The shapes and color of signs have meaning. If fading light, fog, rain, snow or darkness makes it difficult to see the letters, you should still know what to look for or what to do.

Pavement markings provide the driver with important information about the proper position of vehicles on the roadway.

Regulatory signs

These signs tell you what to do. You must always obey them.

Rectangles

Rectangular signs regulate traffic and direct the driver’s speed and direction.

Octagon (eight sides)

This shape is reserved for stop signs. You must come to a complete stop.

Triangle pointing down

This shape requires that you yield the right of way to cross traffic or to merging traffic.

Warning signs

Warning signs alert you to conditions ahead. They are usually diamond shaped and warn you about road hazards, construction sites, schools or other situations which require your special attention. While most warning signs are yellow, construction and maintenance warning signs are orange.

Diamond

These signs are yellow with black letters. They warn of a possible danger ahead.

Pentagon

This sign warns of a school zone ahead or marks a school crossing. The absolute speed limit in a school zone is 20 mph.

Pennant

Pennant-shaped signs are located at the beginning of a no-passing zone.

Round

A round sign warns of a railroad crossing ahead. Instead, a stop line or an “X” with the letters “RR” may be painted on the pavement before a crossing. Or any combination of the above may warn of an upcoming railroad crossing.

Construction

Construction signs have black lettering on an orange back-ground. They warn motorists of temporarily dangerous or unusual conditions on construction or maintenance projects.

Emergency Notification Sign

The ENS (Emergency Notification Sign) is for those emergencies that would require stopping train traffic due to an obstruction on the tracks, or any other problem at the cross-ing like if the lights or gates are not working properly.

Guide signs

Guide signs are very helpful. They tell you where you are, what road you are on and how to get where you want to go. Most guide signs are rectangular. However, guide signs for county roads and route markers on freeways are different in shape. The type of information given determines the color of the sign.


Source: the WY DOT Driver’s Manual, Produced by: the Driver Services Program and Public Affairs Office of the Wyoming Department of Transportation – August 2017.