2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 65 - Motor Carriers
Article 7 - Transportation Network Company Services
Section 65-7-8 - Financial responsibility of transportation network companies.

NM Stat § 65-7-8 (2016) What's This?

65-7-8. Financial responsibility of transportation network companies.

A. Either the transportation network company driver, or the transportation network company on the driver's behalf, shall maintain primary automobile insurance that acknowledges that the driver is a transportation network company driver or otherwise uses a vehicle to transport riders for compensation and covers the driver:

(1) while the driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network; or

(2) while the driver is engaged in a prearranged ride.

B. While a transportation network company driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network, but is not engaged in a prearranged ride, the following minimum automobile insurance requirements shall apply: primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for death and bodily injury per person, one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for death and bodily injury per incident and twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for property damage and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to the extent required by Section 66-5-301 NMSA 1978.

C. While a transportation network company driver is engaged in a prearranged ride, the following minimum automobile insurance requirements shall apply:

(1) insurance of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) primary automobile liability for death, bodily injury and property damage; and

(2) uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to the extent required by Section 66-5-301 NMSA 1978.

D. If insurance maintained by a transportation network company driver has lapsed or does not provide the minimum coverage required by this section, insurance maintained by a transportation network company shall provide the coverage required as the primary coverage.

E. Insurance required by this section shall be obtained from an insurer authorized to do business in the state or with a surplus lines insurer eligible pursuant to the New Mexico Insurance Code [Chapter 59A NMSA 1978].

F. Insurance satisfying the requirements of this section shall be deemed to satisfy the insurance requirements of the Mandatory Financial Responsibility Act [66-5-201 through 66-5-239 NMSA 1978] for a transportation network company driver while engaged in a prearranged ride or logged onto a digital network.

G. At all times while a transportation network company driver is logged onto a digital network, the driver shall possess digital and physical proof of coverage required by this section.

H. In the event of a motor vehicle accident involving a transportation network company driver, which occurs while the driver is logged on to a digital network or engaged in a prearranged ride, the driver shall provide the required proof of insurance coverage to all passengers, other drivers, injured persons, automobile insurers and investigating law enforcement officers. A transportation network company driver shall also disclose whether the driver was logged on to a digital network, or on a prearranged ride, at the time of an accident.

History: Laws 2016, ch. 80, 8.

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