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New Mexico

State Laws
  • ATVs must be titled.
  • ATVs must be registered; a user fee must be paid, if the ATV is used on public lands; registration is renewed every 2 years.
  • ATV riders under age 18 must wear helmets and eye protection.
  • ATV riders under age 18 must have a safety permit.
  • ATV operators under age 18 may not carry passengers.
  • ATV riders under age 18 must be supervised except under specified circumstances.
  • ATV operators under age 10 may only operate age-appropriate size-fit ATVs.
  • ATVs may not be operated on paved streets, except to cross.
  • No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight when visibility is limited.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: State Police. View their Web Site: www.nmsp.com
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
94
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 88
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
6
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16
31

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is providing the abovementioned information on state laws for your convenience. CPSC is expressing no opinion on any of these various requirements. To ensure full compliance with the laws in your state, CPSC recommends that ATV owners and riders check with their state government or legislative officials for a detailed list of off-road vehicle laws and regulations."



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