In New Mexico, over 30 percent of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents are caused by drivers without state-required minimum liability coverage. In response to this statistic, New Mexico required insurance companies to offer uninsured motorist coverage with their policies.
Across the state of New Mexico, distracted driving is a widespread, dangerous habit many drivers on road possess. 3,129 people lost their lives in 2014 in distracted driving-related car accidents. According to a statistic released by the National Safety Council, driving while using a cellphone leads to 1.6 million crashes per year. As a driver in New Mexico, do you know what the law says about texting and driving? In this blog, our Albuquerque car accident lawyer explains 66-7-374, the New Mexico law on texting while driving as well as other state laws regarding electronic device use while driving.