Wyoming Motorcycle Manual Online 2014



The picturesque Teton Range, the Flaming Gorge and Yellowstone National Park make Wyoming one of the must-see states on many motorcyclists’ lists.

In order to help make that dream a reality, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) helps new motorcyclists learn the skills and strategies to stay safe on the road. This article discusses some of the resources that are available to prospective motorcyclists.

Motorcycle Operator Manual

The Wyoming DOT’s Driver Services Program publishes a comprehensive WY Motorcycle Operator Manual, which discusses the crucial skills that all motorcyclists need to be responsible, safe riders. It includes important information on the procedures for obtaining a driver’s license in the state of Wyoming as well as the traffic rules and regulations that particularly affect motorcyclists.

Having a good understanding of the material covered in the Wyoming Motorcycle Operator Manual will help you pass your knowledge and skills tests and obtain your motorcycle license. The WY Manual is available at any Wyoming DOT office, or as a free PDF download below. Start reading today!

Pre-Ride Procedure

Before you begin your trip, it’s important that you take the necessary precautions to ensure that you will reach your destination safely. The Wyoming Motorcycle Operator Manual recommends taking the following precautions before you get on the road:

  • Wear the right gear (e.g. helmet, face/eye protection, protective clothing)
  • Become familiar with your motorcycle (i.e. read the manual, know where the controls are and how they work, keep it in safe riding condition at all times)
  • Check the motorcycle equipment for proper functioning
  • Be a responsible rider

Motorcycle Collisions

This is every rider’s worst nightmare, but it’s unfortunately a reality. In the event of a crash, motorcyclists need to know exactly what to do, because they are the ones who are most likely to suffer serious injuries. Should you be involved in a collision, Wyoming traffic law requires you to do the following:

  • Stop your vehicle at/near the scene and stay there until the police arrive.
  • Give first aid to the injured and call for an ambulance. Don’t move the injured, unless they are in immediate danger.
  • Warn passing traffic of the collision.
  • Get the names and addresses of all those involved in the collision.
  • Get the information from the other driver (e.g. name, address, driver license number, license plate number, vehicle make, etc.).

Contact the police if there is an injury, death or damage to property amounting to $1000 or more.