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 66-3-702 - Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-3-702 (2020)

Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to the special regulations within Sections 66-3-701 through 66-3-707 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-3-702, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 101.


Cross references. — For traffic laws generally, see 66-7-2 NMSA 1978 et seq.

Bicyclists are placed in the same duty category as other vehicular traffic. Aragon v. Speelman, 1971-NMCA-161, 83 N.M. 285, 491 P.2d 173.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 7A Am. Jur. 2d Automobiles and Highway Traffic § 209.

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