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New Mexico Driving Laws

Pointís violation on Driver Record has been classified into 6 types:
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State of New Mexico Driving Laws

2 Points Violations of New Mexico Traffic Laws

  • Operating with any defective equipment resulting in inability to control vehicle movement properly
  • Operating with defective brakes
  • Failure to signal intention to change vehicle direction or to reduce speed suddenly
  • Giving wrong signal
  • Overloading vehicle with passengers or cargo
  • Failure to restrain child passenger properly
  • Failure to use seatbelt properly


3 Point Violations of New Mexico Driving Laws

  • Careless driving
  • Failure to obey traffic instructions stated on traffic sign or shown by traffic control device
  • Following the vehicle ahead too closely
  • Failure to yield right of way in manner required
  • Vehicle turning left at intersection
  • Failure to yield right of way at yield sign after stop or when emerging from private traffic way
  • Certain vehicles must stop at railroad grade crossings
  • Improper backing
  • Making improper turn
  • Failure to drive on right side of roadway when required
  • Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions
  • Improper overtaking or passing of a vehicle
  • Driving to the left of center of roadway when prohibited
  • Passing where prohibited by posted signs, pavement markings, or hill or curve
  • Passing with insufficient distance allowed for other vehicles or with inadequate visibility
  • Speeding 6 to 15 MPH over the posted speed limit on any traffic way if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 MPH
  • Speeding 6 to 15 MPH over the posted speed limit on any traffic way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 MPH and the speed is at least 76 MPH

4 Points for Violations of New Mexico Traffic Laws

  • Failure to yield right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle
     

5 Points for Violations of New Mexico Traffic Laws

Speeding 16 to 25 MPH over the posted speed limit on any traffic way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 MPH and the speed was at least 76 MPH.

6 Points for Violations of New Mexico Traffic Laws

  • Passing school bus taking on or discharging passengers or displaying warning not to pass
  • Reckless driving
  • Contest racing on traffic way

8 Points for Violations of New Mexico Traffic Laws


Speeding 26 or more MPH over the posted speed limit on any traffic way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 MPH and the speed was at least 76 MPH.

Suspension of Driver's License at 12 Points


The total points accumulated by the driver to equal or exceed twelve points for violations of New Mexico driving law occurring within a period of twelve consecutive months, the Department shall suspend the driver's license for a period of twelve months.

Conditions for Revocation by DMV


In accordance with New Mexico driving law, the Division shall not reinstate a driver's license and driving privilege to any person who has had that license and driving privilege suspended under the provisions of 18 NMAC 19.5.11.6 unless the conditions specified in this regulation are met.

That person presents proof satisfactory to the Division showing successful completion in a timely manner by that person of an approved driver improvement course. The course must be approved by the Traffic Safety Bureau of the State Highway and Transportation Department. Completion of the course must have occurred within 90 days immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.

The driver must also successfully complete any required driver's examination administered by the Division prior to the issuance of the driver's license.

 

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