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NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE LAWS
New Mexico’s varied terrain and scenic views make it a haven for motorcyclists, both residents and visitors. Throughout the state, bikers can view mountains, deserts, alpine forests, and various rivers and lakes and each year thousands of motorcyclists visit New Mexico for motorcycle rallies including the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, the Aspen Cash Motorcycle Rally, and the Red River Memorial Day Rally. Whether you live in New Mexico or you’re just here for a visit to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, or another city, you should familiarize yourself with New Mexico motorcycle safety laws.
We’ve compiled a list summarizing many of New Mexico’s motorcycle safety laws obtained from respected sources including the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
- Safety helmets are required for motorcycle operators and passengers under the age of 18 in New Mexico.
- Motorcyclists under the age of 18 are required to complete a rider education course. State funded rider education is available to all eligible applicants.
- Protective eyewear is required for New Mexico motorcycle operators, such as a helmet face shield, safety eyeglasses, or goggles, unless the motorcycle is equipped with a fixed windshield.
- State law allows the use of modulating headlights.
- Required motorcycle safety equipment in New Mexico includes one mirror, a minimum of one and maximum of two headlamps, turn signals, and a muffler.
- There is no age limit for motorcycle passengers in New Mexico; however, motorcyclists carrying passengers are required to have a passenger seat and footrest.
- Under New Mexico’s mandatory insurance law, motorcyclists are required to carry minimum liability insurance of 25/50/10.
- Periodic motorcycle safety inspections are performed randomly in New Mexico to ensure compliance with New Mexico motorcycle safety regulations.
Always check with New Mexico's DMV to ensure you know the latest laws applicable to New Mexico.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a serious motorcycle accident in New Mexico, you may need a New Mexico lawyers with the experience and training necessary to handle motorcycle accident cases. The skilled New Mexico motorcycle accident attorneys at Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys understand the complexities of motorcycle accident cases. We will work hard to obtain compensation for your injuries to compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from your motorcycle accident. Please call 1-800-4-BIKERS today for a free consultation.