State Funded Rider Education
Daytime Use Of Headlight
Required if carrying a passenger.
Periodic Safety Inspection
65 MPH Speed Limit
REGION IX : Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL
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
$200 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.
All money from will go directly toward fighting adverse motorcycle legislation.
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