2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Traffic Laws; Signs, Signals and Markings; Accidents; Weight and Size; Traffic Safety
Part 4 - TRAFFIC LAWS GENERALLY
Section 66-7-307 - Charging violations; rule in civil actions.
66-7-307. Charging violations; rule in civil actions.
A. In every charge of violation of any speed regulation under the Motor Vehicle Code [66-1-1 NMSA 1978], the complaint and the uniform traffic citation shall specify the speed at which the defendant is alleged to have driven and the maximum speed applicable within the district or at the location.
B. Provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code for maximum speed limitations shall not be construed to relieve the plaintiff in any civil action from the burden of proving negligence on the part of the defendant as the proximate cause of an accident.
History: 1941 Comp., 68-2407, enacted by Laws 1953, ch. 139, 62; 1953 Comp., 64-18-7; Laws 1969, ch. 169, 5; recompiled as 1953 Comp., 64-7-307, by Laws 1978, ch. 35, 411.
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