WHP to check child safety seats Friday, May 4

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will host a free child safety seat check from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Troopers will be on hand at WHP’s headquarters at 5300 Bishop Blvd. in Cheyenne to inspect car seats to ensure children who ride in car seats are safe. They will also have car seats available for families in need while supplies last. The event will also give troopers and other law enforcement...

Casper man leads WHP on a high-speed pursuit

A Casper man led the Wyoming Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase and at one point fired a gun at troopers during an incident on US 20-26 on Sunday, April 22. Zachery Whiteman, 46, was taken to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following the incident that occurred around 10:15 p.m. near Casper. Law enforcement from the Mills Police Department was initially pursuing Whiteman, who was driving a 2005 Chevy...

WHP troopers can now administer anti-overdose medication for opioid abuse

Wyoming Highway Patrol members can now administer a life-saving drug that can help with overdoses from illegal opioid use. Troopers are carrying Naloxone, or Narcan, a nasal spray that will help reverse the effects of opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, OxyContin and others. Troopers started carrying Naloxone in March of 2018. Naloxone kits will also be stored at the Port of Entry locations. See the...

Move Over law will help protect more WYDOT employees

Motorists will soon have to move over for maintenance, construction and utilities workers and vehicles when traveling on Wyoming’s interstates and highways. Starting July 1, 2018, Wyoming’s Move Over law will now include those workers in addition to emergency responders such as the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The state Legislature approved the changes to the Move Over law during this past legislative session....

Farm, Ranch, and Agricultural Transportation Exemption Reference Guide

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a temporary waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule for certain agriculture-related transportation through September 30, 2018. Further guidance will be provided as we near the September 30, 2018 expiration for the existing waiver. Additionally, during this time period, FMCSA will publish final guidance on both the agricultural...