Wyoming’s ‘Rules of the Road’ reminder

by | Nov 1, 2019 4:30PM

h/t WHP for the featured photo – October 31st, 2019 crash involving WHP Trooper

Fremont County roads have been impacted by recent weather changes, bus fly-bys, increased reports of crashes, and more. County 10 wants to share Wyoming’s ‘Rules of the Road’ as a friendly reminder for drivers traveling on Wyoming roadways.

Wyoming Department of Transportation Driver’s Manual is a comprehensive document that covers everything from road signs to roundabouts. The full document can be read here: WYDOT Driver’s Manual

Below we’ve highlighted a few topics from the manual that have surfaced multiple times recently.

Weather

Road conditions:

  • Wet road – Reduce speed by at least 5-10 mph.
  • Packed snow – Reduce speed by at least half.
  • Ice – Reduce speed to a crawl. You may have to slow even more if vehicles are ahead.

Page 23 & 24 of the PDF Driver’s Manual covers black ice, stopping, skidding and more on winter roads.

Required Stops

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Emergency Vehicles

A Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper was injured on October 31st, 2019 while assisting a stranded motorist on the shoulder of Interstate 25 south of Wheatland, WY. The trooper was inside her patrol vehicle with her seatbelt fastened when her vehicle was struck by a passing commercial truck. The trooper was transported to the Platte County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the commercial vehicle did not sustain any apparent injuries and was not transported.

Below are the rules for emergency vehicles on roadways.

Stay safe out there, Fremont County!

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