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New Mexico Riding on Public Roads Statutes

 

 

NEW MEXICO STATUTES
CHAPTER 66. Motor Vehicles
ARTICLE 7. Traffic Laws; Signs, Signals and Markings; Accidents; Weight and Size; Traffic Safety
Part 1. APPLICATION OF TRAFFIC LAWS

 

66-7-7 Traffic laws apply to persons riding animals or driving animal-drawn vehicles.

Every person riding an animal or driving any animal-drawn vehicle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by Article 7 of Chapter 66 NMSA 1978, except those provisions of Article 7 of Chapter 66 NMSA 1978 which by their very nature can have no application, and except where otherwise specifically provided in Aticle [Article] 7 of Chapter 66 NMSA 1978.

 

Part 4. TRAFFIC LAWS GENERALLY

 

66-7-363 Animals on highway. 

A. It is unlawful for any person, during the hours of darkness, to ride a horse or other animal upon the traveled portion of any highway which is normally used by motor vehicles.

B. It is unlawful for any person negligently to permit livestock to wander or graze upon any fenced highway at any time or, during the hours of darkness, to drive livestock along or upon any highway which is normally used by motor vehicles.

C. Owners of livestock ranging in pastures through which unfenced roads or highways pass shall not be liable for damages by reason of injury or damage to persons or property occasioned by collisions of vehicles using said roads and highways and livestock or animals ranging in said pastures unless such owner of livestock is guilty of specific negligence other than allowing his animals to range in said pasture.


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