SPD on Cell Phone Use While Driving

SPD on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Sheridan Police Department says they are aware that cell phone use while driving is becoming more of a problem and possibly causing accidents, but adds that the violation is tough to detect.

Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke.

Dahmke said that police in Sheridan don't issue very many tickets for texting while driving, but that doesn't mean it isn't a problem. Texting and driving has been illegal since 2010 in Wyoming, but it's not illegal to talk on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

Dahmke says that if you have to talk on your cell phone while driving, be sure you are doing so in a safe way.

Texting while driving carries up to a $75 fine in Wyoming. The law makes an exception for someone who is reading, writing or typing a name into a phone to make a call.

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