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New Mexico Motorcycle Laws

Rio Rancho Injury Attorney Explains the Law

Attorney Brad Goodwin has created a summary of some of the most important New Mexico laws that concern motorcycling.

Note that as there is a possibility that motorcycle laws may be amended, modified, or altered at any time. It is very important that you consult with a qualified Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyer for information on the current status of important motorcycle laws.

Call our New Mexico accident lawyer, Brad Goodwin at (505) 340-2223 for a free consultation.

What Are the Motorcycle Laws in New Mexico?

There are many different sections of the law that pertain to motorcycles. It's important to verify with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department frequently, as these laws and regulations are often changed without warning.

New Mexico Motorcycle Helmet Law

Under section 66-7-356 of the New Mexico statutes, all persons under the age of 18 must wear a motorcycle helmet with reflective stickers. A DOT approved helmet is highly recommended for the highest level of protection. A motorcycle rider 18 years of age or older, however, is not legally required to wear a protective helmet while riding a motorcycle.

Protective Eye Gear

Under Section 66-7-355 of the New Mexico statutes, a motorcycle rider who does not have a fixed windshield must wear protective eye gear which may be attached to a safety helmet, goggles or safety eyeglasses.

Motorcycle Passengers

Under Section 66-7-355 of the New Mexico statutes, a passenger may not ride on a motorcycle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person and the passenger must have his or her feet on the footrest attached for passenger use.

Mandatory Insurance Requirements

Under New Mexico law, a motorcycle must carry minimum liability insurance limits of $25,000.00/50,000.00 per person. Liability insurance is insurance that will protect a motorcycle rider if sued for causing personal injury or property damage to another person while on a motorcycle.

If you have a question about New Mexico laws about motorcycle accidents, cyclists, insurance or traffic laws, please contact Rio Rancho & Albuquerque accident lawyer, Brad Goodwin today!

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