New Mexico AIM Attorneys

Law Offices of Richard M. Lester
6565 Americas Parkway NE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87110

New Mexico Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders up to age 18. Reflectorization required.

Other New Mexico Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.
  • Required under age 18. May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.
  • May waive knowledge test for successful completion of rider ed.

Eye Protection

  • Required unless equipped with wind screen.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Modulating headlight permitted.

Passenger Seat

Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.


  • Required by law.

Periodic Safety Inspection

  • Random inspections, required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION IX : Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Anti-Discrimination Law


New Mexico Civil Rights legislation codified in N.M.S.A. Sec. 28-1-1, et. seq. establish certain Civil Rights and prohibit certain discriminatory practices. The Act was modeled after the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII, 42 U.S.C.A. Section 2000 (e), et. seq.). A “civil right” has been defined as a privilege accorded to and or a right due from one individual to another, the trespassing upon which is a civil injury. The interference with a person’s lawful conduct and actions is a violation of a civil right, U.S. v. Gugel, 119 F.Supp. 897. Discrimination need not be only on the grounds of race, color, national origin, etc. Any invidious discrimination is prohibited, Nanez v. Ritger, 304 F.Supp. 354. Coverage includes the right to free speech, peace-able assembly and freedom of association, Ames v. Vavreck, 356 F.Supp. 931. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have a constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs, Cohen v. Ca., 403 U.S. 15. A person’s right to wear the clothing of choice, and the right to belong to any club or organization is constitutionally protected. Persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership may have violated the Act.

Don’t subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don’t discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.

In New Mexico, as in the rest of the nation, motorcycles are more popular than ever. However, with increasing numbers of riders come increasing New Mexico motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents can present unforeseen costs, such as life-threatening injuries, property damage and a legal mess than can seem insurmountable.

No matter how experienced you may be on your bike, you may be at risk of a New Mexico motorcycle accident due to factors such as adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems, driver error, fatigue or intoxication, or other motorists who do not know how to share the road with bikers. When a motorcycle accident occurs, stay calm and go into documentation mode. Find out as much as you can about the other vehicle or person involved in the accident and obtain license and insurance information. Make sure to seek medical attention for your injuries. And most importantly of all, seek legal advice if your injuries or property damage are extensive.

An aggressive, experienced New Mexico motorcycle attorney can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries and/or property damage, including settlements that may cover the costs of treatment, future medical care, rehabilitation and/or lost wages. Thorough knowledge of New Mexico motorcycle laws is vital when pursuing civil or criminal claims.

While there are many attorneys to choose from in New Mexico, there are a few who know more than the average motorcycle accident attorney. As fellow motorcycle riders and enthusiasts, the professional lawyers at AIM (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) know both the rules of the road and the perspective of the motorcyclist. AIM has recovered over $250 million on behalf of injured riders – and they can help you with house calls and a free consultation. Just call AIM at 800-ON-A-BIKE to get started.