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 66-3-705 - Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-3-705 (2020)

A. Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.

B. Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

C. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, no bicycle shall be operated on any roadway in a manner that would create a public safety hazard.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-3-705, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 104; 1997, ch. 47, § 1.


The 1997 amendment, effective July 1, 1997, rewrote Subsection C, and made stylistic changes throughout the section.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — State and local government liability for injury or death of bicyclist due to defect or obstruction in public bicycle path, 68 A.L.R.4th 204.

Admissibility and use of evidence of nonuse of bicycle helmets. 2 A.L.R.6th 429.

State and local governmental liability for injury or death of bicyclist due to defect or obstruction in public roadway or sidewalk. 12 A.L.R. 6th 645.

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