2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 3 - Registration Laws; Security Interests; Anti-Theft Provisions; Bicycles; Equipment; Unsafe Vehicles; Off-Highway Motor Vehicles; Other Vehicles
Section 66-3-701 - Bicycles; effect of regulations.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-3-701 (2020)

A. It is a penalty assessment misdemeanor for a person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by Sections 66-3-701 through 66-3-707 NMSA 1978.

B. The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or permit any child or ward to violate any of the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code.

C. These regulations applicable to bicycles apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any highway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated in Sections 66-3-701 through 66-3-707 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-3-701, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 100; 2018, ch. 74, § 26.


Cross references. — For the penalty for commission of a misdemeanor, see 66-8-7 NMSA 1978.

For guardians generally, see 45-5-201 to 45-5-212 NMSA 1978.

The 2018 amendment, effective July 1, 2018, reduced the penalty to a penalty assessment misdemeanor a violations of traffic laws applicable to persons riding bicycles, and revised certain statutory references; in Subsection A, after "It is a", added "penalty assessment"; and in Subsection C, deleted "herein" and added "in Sections 66-3-701 through 66-3-707 NMSA 1978".

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