2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5 - REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS
31-5-1110. Confidentiality of reports; exceptions.


WY Stat § 31-5-1110 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) All accident reports made by persons involved in accidents shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the department or other state agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, except that:

(i) The highway department may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when the identity is not otherwise known or when the person denies his presence at the accident;

(ii) The highway department shall disclose to any person requesting such information whether any person or vehicle was covered by a vehicle insurance policy and the name of the insurer.

(b) All accident reports and supplemental information filed in connection with the administration of the laws of this state relating to the deposit of security or proof of financial responsibility shall be confidential and not open to general public inspection, nor shall copying of lists of the reports be permitted except the reports and supplemental information may be examined by any person named therein or by his representative designated in writing.

(c) No written reports forwarded under this section shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident except for prosecutions for filing false reports and, except that the highway department shall furnish upon demand of any party to the trial, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the highway department in compliance with law, and, if a report has been made, the date, time and location of the accident, the names and addresses of the drivers, the owners of the vehicles involved and the investigating officers.

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