Signs signals and markings. 2014 new mexico statutes chapter 66 motor vehicles section 7 traffic laws.
This article covers the specifics of the laws and the costs of a texting of cellphone ticket.
Texting and driving laws in new mexico. It is illegal for a driver with a learner s permit or an intermediate license holder to text or talk on a cell phone while driving. The national highway traffic safety administration nhtsa states that millions of drivers across the country use their cell phones while driving. There is no text message that is worth a person s life then gov.
Susana martinez said upon signing the state s texting act in 2014. New mexico s texting driving law outlaws typing on handheld mobile devices and the use of web sites. New mexico has some of the more relaxed laws when it comes to using cell phones and texting while driving.
Talking on a cellphone. Engaging in cell phone calls remains legal except for drivers of commercial vehicles via 2016 law. New mexico s distracted driving laws prohibit all motorists from text messaging while operating a vehicle.
And for commercial drivers texting and talking on a phone while driving is against the law. Texting while driving in new mexico is a huge problem locally and nationwide. Traffic safety section 4 traffic laws generally section 66 7 374 texting while driving.
Obviously this is very dangerous as it is a form of distracted driving.