2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 7 - Traffic Laws; Signs, Signals and Markings; Accidents; Weight and Size; Traffic Safety
Section 66-7-304 - County roads; authority to regulate speed limits.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-7-304 (2021)

A. The board of county commissioners of a county may alter and establish speed limits lower than those established by law on county roads within its county, provided that:

(1) the speed limit is deemed to be reasonable and safe under local conditions on the basis of an engineering survey and traffic investigation;

(2) the alteration of a speed limit is approved by the state transportation commission; and

(3) the county posts speed limit signs that conform to the specifications as set forth in the manual adopted by the state transportation commission before enforcing the speed limit.

B. As used in this section, "county roads" means any streets, roads or highways built and maintained by the county or the control of which has been given to the county by the state transportation commission.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-7-304, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 408; 2003, ch. 142, § 14.


Cross references. — For the adoption of a manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic-control devices, see 66-7-101 NMSA 1978.

The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, added "deemed to be" preceding "reasonable" in Paragraph A(1) and substituted "transportation commission" for "highway commission" in Paragraphs A(2), A(3) and Subsection B.

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