Schedule of Points for Violations

18.19.5.52 POINT SYSTEM – SCHEDULE OF POINTS FOR VIOLATIONS:

  1. 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.

  2. Eight (8) points for violation of the following section:

    • 66-7-301 Speeding 26 or more mph over the posted speed limit on any trafficway if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph
    • 66-7-301 Speeding 26 or more mph over the posted speed limit on any trafficway if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed wasat least 76 mph
  3. 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 trafficway
  4. Five (5) points for violation of the following section:

    • 66-7-301 Speeding 16 to 25 mph over the posted speed limit on any trafficway if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph
    • 66-7-301 Speeding 16 to 25 mph over the posted speed limit on any trafficway if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed was at least 76 mph
  5. Four (4) points for violations of the following section:

    • 66-7-332 Failure to yield right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle
  6. Three (3) points for violations of the following sections:

    1. Carelessness
      • 66-8-114 Careless Driving
    2. Failure to Yield/Obey Traffic Control Devices
      • 66-7-104 Failure to obey traffic instructions stated on traffic sign or shown by traffic control device
      • 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 trafficway
      • 66-7-331 Failure to yield right of way at yield sign, after stop sign or when emerging from private trafficway
      • 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 trafficway
    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 trafficway if the limit is 15, 30 or 75 mph
      • 66-7-301 Speeding 6 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit on any trafficway if the limit is other than 15, 30 or 75 mph and the speed is at least 76 mph
  7. 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

[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]

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