I received a speeding ticket ($70) from a state trooper in
, for driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone. When I pay the fine, will
Wyoming report this moving violation to my home and licensing state
of Colorado? If so, will it be placed on my Colorado driving
record and assigned points for my insurer to see?
Good news: This Wyoming speeding ticket is unlikely to affect your
license or car insurance in
Due to an interstate agreement, most states' Departments of
Motor Vehicles (DMV) are notified when a driver licensed in their
state has been convicted of an out-of-state moving violation.
This agreement is called the
Driver License Compact
(DLC), and Wyoming and Colorado are both members of it.
This means that once you pay your $70 fine for going 10 mph over
the limit in Casper, Wyo., the courts there will inform the
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
about your speeding violation. The DLC allows that once the
home licensing state is notified of the moving violation, the DMV
there can determine what to do with this information.
The Colorado DMV told us that they would not include a minor
out-of-state moving violation on a Colorado motorist's license
unless the person held a commercial driver's license
For drivers with a license for only regular, passenger vehicles,
an out-of-state speeding ticket wouldn't be placed on the driving
record. And of course, without the offense going on your
driving record it also won't be assigned points, which is good
since 10 mph over the speed limit is normally four points on your
Colorado driver's license.
If, however, you held a CDL or were convicted in Wyoming of a
major traffic offense, such as a DUI, then the violation would go
on your Colorado driving record, and have points assessed.
For major violations that are committed out of state, Colorado acts
as if the offense occurred in-state and you can face penalties,
such as a driver's license suspension.
If you're really interested in the DLC and how Colorado applies
it, you can read through Colorado's Revised Statutes (CRS
Without the Wyoming speeding offense being placed on your
Colorado driving record, your car insurance company will not be
aware of it and won't rate you on it. Thus, this out-of-state
ticket shouldn't affect your future car insurance premiums.