Four-wheelers face a little medical scrutiny in Wyoming

| Thursday, February 24, 2005

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.

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