2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 18 - COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8 - SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITS
SECTION 31-18-805 - Penalties for violations; permit where vehicle or load cannot be dismantled; enforcement; fines.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 31-18-805 (2018)

31-18-805. Penalties for violations; permit where vehicle or load cannot be dismantled; enforcement; fines.

(a) Any person who violates this article, rules and regulations promulgated under it or the conditions of any permit issued under it is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable except where otherwise provided in this article, by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or both.

(b) Where the vehicle or load cannot be readily dismantled to meet the provisions of this act, the director or his authorized representative may issue a permit as authorized under this act.

(c) A driver of any vehicle, or combination of vehicles upon demand of any state trooper having reason to believe that the weight of any vehicle or combination, including load, if any, is unlawful, shall stop and submit the vehicle or combination of vehicles and any load thereon to a weighing at any state owned or leased scales not to exceed five (5) miles from the declared route of travel, unless the vehicle has been weighed at a port of entry with the same load. The driver shall comply with the directions of the trooper to obtain the total weight or measurement of the load and vehicle.

(d) If a vehicle or combination of vehicles does not exceed the gross weight provisions of Table I or Table II, but does exceed the axle limits in an amount not over two thousand (2,000) pounds, or does exceed either the width limits of W.S. 31-18-802(a)(i) or the length limits of W.S. 31-18-802(a)(iv) by not more than twelve (12) inches, the cargo may be repositioned by the operator to comply with the legal limits and be allowed to proceed without penalty. In the case of a load that has shifted during transit and cannot be reasonably repositioned to meet legal limits, a permit may be issued.

(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the fine for exceeding weight limitations is as follows:

EXCESS WEIGHT (LBS) FINE

0 - 2,000 $ 25.00

2,001 - 4,000 75.00

4,001 - 6,000 125.00

6,001 - 8,000 150.00

8,001 - 10,000 200.00

10,001 - 12,000 300.00

12,001 - 14,000 400.00

14,001 - 16,000 500.00

16,001 - 18,000 600.00

18,001 - 20,000 700.00

Over 20,000 1,000.00

Plus an additional two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each one thousand (1,000) pounds or fraction thereof exceeding twenty thousand (20,000) pounds over the legal limits.

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