N.M. Code R. § 18.19.5.52 - POINT SYSTEM - SCHEDULE OF POINTS FOR VIOLATIONS

A. Points to be assessed for conviction of violations on or after October 1, 1996 of provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code are scheduled in Subsections B through G below.
B. Eight (8) points for violation of the following section:

66-7-301 Speeding 26 or more mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph

66-7-301 Speeding 26 or more mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed was at least 76 mph

C. Six (6) points for violations of the following sections:

66-7-347 Passing school bus taking on or discharging passengers or displaying warning not to pass

66-8-113 Reckless driving

66-8-115 Contest racing on public traffic-way

D. Five (5) points for violation of the following section:

66-7-301 Speeding 16 to 25 mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph

66-7-301 Speeding 16 to 25 mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed was at least 76 mph

E. Four (4) points for violations of the following section:

66-7-332 Failure to yield right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle

F. Three (3) points for violations of the following sections:
(1) CARELESSNESS

66-8-114 Careless Driving

(2) FAILURE TO YIELD/OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

66-7-328 Failure to yield right of way in a manner required at unsigned intersection

66-7-329 Vehicles turning left at intersection

66-7-330 Failure to yield right of way at yield sign, after stop sign or when emerging from private traffic-way

66-7-331 Failure to yield right of way at yield sign, after stop sign or when emerging from private traffic-way

66-7-341 Failure to obey traffic instructions stated on traffic sign or shown by traffic control device

66-7-342 Failure to obey traffic instructions stated on traffic sign or shown by traffic control device

66-7-343 Certain vehicles must stop at railroad grade crossings

66-7-346 Failure to yield right of way at yield sign, after stop sign or when emerging from private traffic-way

(3) FOLLOWING/BACKING

66-7-318 Following too closely

66-7-354 Improper backing

(4) TURNING MOVEMENTS/LANE POSITION

66-7-322 Making improper turn

66-7-323 Making improper turn

(5) PASSING/LEFT OF CENTER

66-7-308 Failure to drive on right side of roadway when required

66-7-309 Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions

66-7-310 Improper overtaking or passing of a vehicle

66-7-311 Improper overtaking or passing of a vehicle

66-7-312 Passing with insufficient distance allowed for other vehicles or with inadequate visibility

66-7-313 Driving to the left of center of roadway when prohibited

66-7-315 Passing where prohibited by posted signs or pavement markings

(6) SPEEDING

66-7-301 Speeding 6 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph

66-7-301 Speeding 6 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit on any traffic-way if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed is at least 76 mph

G. Two (2) points for violations of the following sections:

66-3-801 Operating with any defective equipment resulting in inability to control vehicle movement properly

66-3-840 Operating with defective brakes

66-3-901 Operating with any defective equipment resulting in inability to control vehicle movement properly

66-7-325 Failure to signal intention to change vehicle direction or to reduce speed suddenly

66-7-326 Giving wrong signal

66-7-357 Overloading vehicle with passengers or cargo

66-7-369 Failure to restrain child passenger properly

66-7-372 Failure to use seatbelt properly

Notes

N.M. Code R. § 18.19.5.52
3/12/75, 4/3/75, 9/1/88, 3/6/92, 8/20/93, 10/31/96, 3/31/99; 18.19.5.52 NMAC - Rn & A, 18 NMAC 19.5.11.3, 9/14/00, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXIV, Issue 05, March 14, 2023, eff. 3/14/2023

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