Doctors in Wyoming now have the power to prevent drivers of
four-wheelers from renewing their licenses.
The bill, which passed under the bill number HB59, was
introduced by Rep. Roy Cohee, R-Natrona County, the owner of a trucking
company. It takes effect immediately.
Under the new law signed by Gov.
Dave Freudenthal Feb. 22, the Wyoming Department of Transportation cannot issue or renew a license for a person if that
person’s doctor or optometrist gives the department a letter “stating the
person is not capable of safely operating a motor vehicle.”
A physician can also send a note
to the DOT asking them to retest an individual if the doctor has concerns about
the person’s ability to drive.