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New Mexico Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in New Mexico -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (NMS 66-8-102)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Drivers must be licensed (NMS 66-5-2)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Vehicle must be insured (NMS 66-5-205)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Vehicles subject to registration (NMS 66-3-1)
Illegal U-Turn Turning movements and required signals (NMS 66-7-325)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents (NMS Ch. 66, Article 7 scroll to Part 3)
Mechanical Violations Motor Vehicles: Equipment (NMS Ch. 66, Article 3 scroll to Part 9)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (NMS 66-8-113)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to any required traffic-control devices (NMS 66-7-104)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety belt use required (NMS 66-7-372)
Child passenger restraint (NMS 66-7-369)
Speeding Speed regulation (NMS 66-7-301)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Motor Vehicles: Equipment (NMS Ch. 66, Article 3 scroll to Part 9)

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