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General Wyoming Insurance Guidelines
Wyoming requires that all drivers be covered under liability car insurance. Proof of insurance must always be accessible in the vehicle. Wyoming drivers are required to show their insurance info when requested by an officer.
Minimum Liability Coverage in Wyoming
Wyoming's minimum liability amounts are as follows:
- $25,000 bodily injury per person.
- $50,000 total bodily injury per accident.
- $20,000 total property damage per accident.
These are only the minimum requirements set by the state. Experts advise protecting your assets by getting more coverage than the state-mandated minimums as these limits tend not to keep pace with the ever increasing costs of car repairs and medical bills. Most drivers also add collision and comprehensive coverage to their policies to cover possible damage to their own cars as well.
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Penalties for Driving Without Insurance
The penalties for driving without car insurance in Wyoming are:
- Need proof within 7 days
- If driver cannot produce proof of insurance, may be fined up to $750 and imprisoned up to 6 months
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Some states require drivers to carry UM/UIM, or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects a driver if they get in an accident where the other party does not have auto insurance. Wyoming does not require UM/UIM coverage.
Some states have no-fault insurance laws where a policy holder will be reimbursed by their insurance company without proof of fault, and restricted in the right to seek reimbursement through the court system for losses caused by other parties. Wyoming is not a no-fault state.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Some states have Personal Injury Protection or “PIP” regulations requiring drivers to carry PIP insurance. This is an extension of auto insurance that covers medical expenses, lost wages and/or other damages. Wyoming does not require drivers to purchase PIP insurance.
SR-22 Requirements for Wyoming
An SR-22 form is a vehicle liability insurance document to be filed with a state’s DMV as proof that a driver has the minimum required liability insurance coverage for that state. SR-22 filings are usually only required to reinstate driving privileges after an offense such as a DUI conviction, uninsured auto accident or driving without insurance. Wyoming requires an SR-22 filing for driver’s license reinstatement.
Wyoming DUI Laws
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in the United States with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level of 0.08% or higher. All states have driver licensing laws that state that a licensed driver has given implied consent to a field sobriety test and/or method of determining BAC. This means that a driver is required to take such tests if a law enforcement officer has reasonable grounds for administering one, with automatic penalties for refusing to comply. If BAC is determined to be above the legal level a driver will be penalized in various ways. The first DUI offense penalties for Wyoming are:
- Up to 6 months imprisonment
- Up to $750 fine
- 90-day license suspension
- Ignition interlock device for 6 months if BAC above 0.15%
- Substance abuse assessment
Additional Information on Insurance for Wyoming
For more information, please contact Wyoming Insurance Department: 1-307-777-7402 or visit their website at doi.wyo.gov.
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