2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Traffic Laws; Signs, Signals and Markings; Accidents; Weight and Size; Traffic Safety
Section 66-7-314 - Movement of hazardous vehicle; escort may be required.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-7-314 (2018)
66-7-314. Movement of hazardous vehicle; escort may be required.

When, in the judgment of the New Mexico state police division of the department of public safety or local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, the movement of any vehicle is deemed a hazard to traffic upon a highway over which the vehicle is to travel, the granting of permission for the movement of the vehicle may be conditioned upon a special escort accompanying the hazardous vehicle.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-7-314, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 418; 1988, ch. 14, § 7; 2007, ch. 209, § 7; 2015, ch. 3, § 35.


Cross references. — For movement of vehicles or loads of excessive size and weight, see 66-7-413 NMSA 1978.

The 2015 amendment, effective July 1, 2015, provided the New Mexico state police division of the department of public safety with the authority over the movement of hazardous vehicles; after "judgment of the", deleted "motor transportation" and added "New Mexico state police".

The 2007 amendment, effective July 1, 2007, eliminated the requirement that the chief of the state police furnish a police escort during the movement of a hazardous vehicle.

The 1988 amendment, effective July 1, 1988, made a minor stylistic change in Subsection A and, in Subsection B, substituted "three hundred dollars ($300)" for "fifty dollars ($50)" and "New Mexico state police division" for "state police".

Private escort service may be used. — If a load is 20 feet wide or over (a house), the option lies with the division to allow the carrier to furnish his own escort, as opposed to a police escort, such as that provided by a private business escort service. 1972 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 72-21.

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