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Portales Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Licenses in Portales

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Motorcycle Laws in Portales

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Portales, NM Motorcycle Insurance

Portales, NM Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Requirements in Portales


  • Minimum Liability Limits in Portales, NM: 25/50/10 [2]
    • 25  Required coverage up to $25,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 50  Required coverage up to $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 10  Required coverage up to $10,000 for property damage in an accident

  • Insurer Verification of Insurance in Portales [2]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.
    • Insurer must verify randomly selected insurance policies upon request.

Portales Motorcycle Insurance Liability Requirements

Required Motorcycle Insurance Coverage in Portales

Mandatory motorcycle insurance coverage for riders in the state of Portales, NM.

  • Motorcycle Insurance Requirements in Portales [2]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Portales

    • Motorcycle helmets required for 17 and younger. [3]

Motorcycle Insurance Laws & Regulations in Portales, NM

Motorcycle License Regulations in Portales, NM [3]

Detailed information about Portales laws and regulations regarding obtaining and maintaining a motorcycle license in the state.

Motorcycle License Laws in Portales
  • Motorcycle License Laws in Portales
    • First-time applicants for a motorcycle license or an endorsement on their New Mexico driver's license may be required to complete a motorcycle driver education program as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the bureau.
    • A restricted motorcycle license may be issued to any person 13 years of age or older who passes an examination prescribed by the MVD.
    • A Class M license allows the holder to operate a 2- or 3-wheeled motorcycle.

Motorcycle Equipment Laws in Portales, NM [3]

Various regulations and laws in Portales regarding riders and passengers of motorcycles, as well as the equipment used on bikes.

  • Motorcycle Equipment Laws in Portales
    • Persons under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet while riding on a motorcycle.
    • Any person operating a motorcycle not having a fixed windshield of a type approved by regulation of the secretary shall wear an eye protective device which may be a faceshield attached to a safety helmet, goggles or safety eyeglasses.
    • Passenger footrest required if carrying a passenger.
    • The motorcycle must have a permanent and regular seat for each rider along with footrests and must be equipped with at least 1 headlamp on the front.
    • No motorcycle shall be equipped in a manner such that it is incapable of turning a 90-degree angle within a circle having a radius of not more than 14 feet.

Rider & Driver Facts in Portales, NM

Rider & Driver Facts in Portales, NM

Portales Accident Reporting Regulations

  • Accident Reporting in Portales [3]
    • Crashes are required to be immediately reported in cases of death or injury.
    • Crashes are required to be immediately reported when property damage exceeds $500.

Portales Highway Facts

  • Speed Limits in Portales [2]
    • Rural interstates: 75 mph
    • Urban interstates: 75 mph
    • Other roads: 55 mph
  • Consumption of Motor Fuel in NM [4]
    • New Mexico ranked 35th in the U.S. in 2011 in total motor fuel consumption.

Portales Motorcycle Registrations

  • Registered Riders in NM [5]
    • In 2012, New Mexico totaled 66,666 motorcycles registrations.
    • This number ranks 37th in the United States by state (including Washington, D.C.).
    • Note: NM ranked 37th in the nation in total auto registrations (all vehicle types) in 2011.

Additional information about New Mexico

About Portales

The city of Portales (New Mexico) has an approximate population of 12,280 and is located in Roosevelt County. [6]

NM Motorcycle Insurance

Portales, NM Motorcycle Insurance

To learn more about about Motorcycle Insurance in Portales, or for additional resources related to Portales Motorcycle Insurance, visit the New Mexico Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 5.4% from 93,000 in 2012 (Insurance Information Institute)

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References

1. ^ Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCIAA)

2. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

3. ^ AAA Digest of Motor Laws and/or New Mexico DOT

4. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

5. ^ Federal Highway Administration

6. ^ United States Census Bureau (2010)