2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 7 - DRIVER'S LICENSES
31-7-110. Instruction and temporary driver's permits.


WY Stat § 31-7-110 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) Any person who is at least fifteen (15) years of age may apply to the division for an instruction permit. The division, after the applicant has successfully passed all parts of the examination other than the driving test, may issue to the applicant an instruction permit which entitles the applicant while having the permit in his immediate possession to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle for a period of one (1) year when accompanied by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age who holds a valid driver's license for the type or class of vehicle being used, who is fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle and who is occupying a seat beside the driver.

(b) Any person at least fifteen (15) years of age may apply to the division for a motorcycle instruction permit. The division, after the applicant has successfully passed a written examination and a vision test may issue to the applicant an instruction permit which entitles the applicant to drive a motorcycle for a period of ninety (90) days without a passenger. If the applicant also passes a driving test, the division may issue an instruction permit which entitles the applicant to drive a motorcycle for a period of one (1) year, without a passenger. The motorcycle instruction permit for a person who is under seventeen (17) years of age shall be subject to restricted hours of operation as provided in W.S. 31-7-110(h)(ii)(B) through (E).

(c) The division may issue a temporary driver's permit to an applicant for a driver's license permitting him to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle while the division is completing its investigation and determination of the facts relative to the applicant's eligibility to receive a driver's license. The permit or receipt for application thereof must be in his immediate possession while driving a motor vehicle of the type for which the license is to be issued. The permit or receipt is invalid upon expiration or when the applicant's license has been issued. If for good cause the issuance of a license has been refused, any temporary permit becomes invalid and the division shall give notice to the permit holder who shall immediately return the temporary permit to the division.

(d) Repealed by Laws 1993, ch. 145, 2, 5.

(e) Any person who holds a valid Wyoming classified driver's license may apply to the division for a commercial driver instruction permit. The division may, after the person has successfully passed all required examination, other than the driving skills examination and paid the required fee, issue to the person a commercial driver instruction permit, which entitles the person to drive a commercial motor vehicle on a highway only when accompanied by a person who has a commercial driver's license valid for the type of vehicle driven and who occupies a seat beside the person for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the commercial motor vehicle. The commercial driver instruction permit may not be issued for a period to exceed one (1) year and only one (1) renewal may be granted within a two (2) year period.

(f) Any person who is at least fourteen (14) years of age and who has applied and been approved for a restricted license under W.S. 31-7-117(c), shall apply to the division for an instruction permit. The division, after the applicant has successfully passed all parts of the examination other than the driving test, may issue to the applicant an instruction permit which entitles the applicant while having the permit in his immediate possession to drive a class "C" motor vehicle for a period of sixty (60) days when accompanied by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age who holds a valid class "C" driver's license, who is fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle and who is occupying a seat beside the driver.

(g) Any person, who is at least sixteen (16) years of age and has held an instruction permit pursuant to subsection (a) or (f) of this section, or in the case of an applicant for an intermediate motorcycle permit an instruction permit pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, or a similar permit from another jurisdiction and has completed practice driving of at least fifty (50) actual driving hours, including at least ten (10) hours of night driving, may apply to the division for an intermediate permit that entitles the applicant to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle. No permit may be issued unless a parent or guardian certifies the applicant has completed the practice driving requirements.

(h) A person operating a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, with an intermediate permit:

(i) May not transport more than one (1) passenger under the age of eighteen (18) who is not a member of the permittee's immediate family unless accompanied by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age who holds a valid driver's license for the type or class of vehicle being used and provided that all occupants of the vehicle are in seats equipped with and are using proper safety belts;

(ii) Shall only be upon a public highway between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. unless:

(A) Accompanied by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age who holds a valid driver's license for the type or class of vehicle being used;

(B) Required by medical necessity as evidenced by a signed statement from medical personnel;

(C) Driving to or from work as evidenced by a signed statement from the permittee's employer;

(D) Driving to or from school, a school activity, an organized youth sports activity or a religious activity as evidenced by a signed statement of a parent or guardian; or

(E) Required due to a medical emergency.

(j) A person with an intermediate motorcycle permit shall not operate the motorcycle with any passenger and shall be subject to the restrictions provided in subparagraph (h)(ii)(B) through (E) of this section.

(k) The division shall suspend for a period of thirty (30) days the intermediate operating permit of any person violating any provision of subsection (h) or (j) of this section. Records of convictions or license suspensions under this subsection shall not be made a part of the abstracts or records kept by the department of transportation pursuant to W.S. 31-5-1214 or 31-7-120. Any records maintained by the department for administration of this subsection shall be maintained separately and shall not be available for public inspection except for inspection by any law enforcement officer or agency to enforce the provisions of this section. Any driver's license suspension or related records under this subsection shall not be the basis for any increase in insurance premiums or the cancellation of any insurance policy for a minor or his parents affected by this subsection.

(m) Subsections (a) and (f), paragraph (h)(i) and subparagraph (h)(ii)(A) of this section do not apply to motorcycle instruction permits.

(n) No motor vehicle shall be halted solely for a violation of subsection (h) or (j) of this section.

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