New Mexico Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Driving an overweight commercial vehicle is considered a misdemeanor in the state of NM. Violating section 66-7-413 operating a vehicle that is above legal limits the driver is due to pay a fine of fifty dollars ($50). Upon a second conviction for operation without a permit for excessive size or weight pursuant to Section 66-7-413 NMSA 1978, the penalty assessment shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). Upon a third or subsequent conviction, the penalty assessment shall be five hundred dollars ($500).

Motor Vehicle Code and the Motor Carrier Act, “penalty assessment misdemeanor” means, in addition to the definition of that term in Section 66-8-116 NMSA 1978 , violation of the following listed sections of the NMSA 1978 for which the listed penalty is established:

WEIGHT

FINE

1,000 – 3,000 lbs

$ 50.00

3,001 – 4,000 lbs

$80.00

4,001 – 5,000 lbs

$150.00

5,001 – 6,000 lbs

$250.00

6,001 – 7,000 lbs

$400.00

7,001 – 8,000 lbs

$550.00

8,001 – 9,000 lbs

$700.00

9,001 – 10,000 lbs

$850.00

10,001 and over

$1,000.00

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20Regular/bills/house/HB0104.pdf

https://www.nmlegis.gov/sessions/07%20Regular/bills/house/HB0475CPS.html

http://www.sos.state.nm.us/uploads/files/SB36.pdf

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