2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Traffic Laws; Signs, Signals and Markings; Accidents; Weight and Size; Traffic Safety
Section 66-7-364 - Putting injurious material or trash on highway prohibited.

NM Stat § 66-7-364 (2016) What's This?

66-7-364. Putting injurious material or trash on highway prohibited.

A. No person shall throw or deposit upon a highway any trash, glass bottles, glass, nails, tacks, wire or cans.

B. A person who drops or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any highway any destructive or injurious material or trash shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.

C. A person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from the vehicle.

D. As used in this section, "trash" means any article or substance that when discarded creates or contributes to an unsanitary, offensive or unsightly condition. "Trash" includes waste food; paper products; cans, bottles and other containers; household furnishings and equipment; parts or bodies of vehicles and other metallic junk or scrap; and collections of ashes, dirt, yard trimmings and other rubbish.

History: 1953 Comp., 64-7-364, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, 468; 2000, ch. 22, 1.

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