2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 66-1-4.3 — Definitions.

66-1-4.3. Definitions.

As used in the Motor Vehicle Code [ 66-1-1 NMSA 1978]:

A.     "camping body" means a vehicle body primarily designed or converted for use as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel activities;

B.     "camping trailer" means a camping body, mounted on a chassis, or frame with wheels, designed to be drawn by another vehicle and that has collapsible partial side walls that fold for towing and unfold at the campsite;

C.     "cancellation" means that a driver's license is annulled and terminated because of some error or defect or because the licensee is no longer entitled to the license, but cancellation of a license is without prejudice, and application for a new license may be made at any time after cancellation;

D.     "casual sale" means the sale of a motor vehicle by the registered owner of the vehicle if the owner has not sold more than four vehicles in that calendar year;

E.     "chassis" means the complete motor vehicle, including standard factory equipment, exclusive of the body and cab;

F.     "collector" means a person who is the owner of one or more vehicles of historic or special interest who collects, purchases, acquires, trades or disposes of these vehicles or parts thereof for the person's own use in order to preserve, restore and maintain a similar vehicle for hobby purposes;

G.     "combination" means any connected assemblage of a motor vehicle and one or more semitrailers, trailers or semitrailers converted to trailers by means of a converter gear;

H.     "combination gross vehicle weight" means the sum total of the gross vehicle weights of all units of a combination;

I.     "commerce" means the transportation of persons, property or merchandise for hire, compensation, profit or in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise in this state or between New Mexico and a place outside New Mexico, including a place outside the United States;

J.     "commercial motor vehicle" means a  self-propelled or towed vehicle, other than special mobile equipment, used on public highways in commerce to transport passengers or property when the vehicle:

(1)     is operated interstate and has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of four thousand five hundred thirty-six kilograms, or ten thousand one pounds or more; or is operated only in intrastate commerce and has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of twenty-six thousand one or more pounds;

(2)     is designed or used to transport more than eight passengers, including the driver, and is used to transport passengers for compensation;

(3)     is designed or used to transport more than fifteen passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or

(4)     is used to transport hazardous materials of the type or quantity requiring placarding under rules prescribed by applicable federal or state law;

K.     "controlled-access highway" means every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the highway, street or roadway except at those points only and in the manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over the highway, street or roadway;

L.     "controlled substance" means any substance defined in Section 30-31-2 NMSA 1978 as a controlled substance;

M.     "converter gear" means any assemblage of one or more axles with a fifth wheel mounted thereon, designed for use in a combination to support the front end of a semitrailer but not permanently attached thereto.  A converter gear shall not be considered a vehicle, as that term is defined in Section 66-1-4.19 NMSA 1978, but weight attributable thereto shall be included in declared gross weight;

N.     "conviction" means:

(1)     an unvacated adjudication of guilt, or a determination by a court of original jurisdiction that a person has violated or failed to comply with the law;

(2)     an unvacated adjudication of guilt, or a determination by an authorized administrative tribunal authorized pursuant to the Implied Consent Act that a person who holds a valid commercial driver's license has violated or failed to comply with the law;

(3)     an unvacated forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure the person's appearance in court;

(4)     a plea of guilty or nolo contendere accepted by the court;

(5)     the payment of a fine or court cost; or

(6)     a violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether the payment is rebated, suspended or probated;

O.     "crosswalk" means:

(1)     that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway; and

(2)     any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface; and

P.     "curb cut" means a short ramp through a curb or built up to the curb.

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