New Mexico Statutes Chapter 66. Motor Vehicles § 66-3-887. Slow-moving vehicle identification

A. As used in this section, “slow-moving vehicle” means any vehicle which is ordinarily moved, operated or driven at a speed less than twenty-five miles an hour.

B. Each slow-moving vehicle moved, operated or driven on a highway which is open for vehicular travel shall display a slow-moving vehicle emblem or flashing amber light.  The emblem is a fluorescent yellow-orange triangle measuring approximately sixteen and one-fourth inches horizontally and fourteen inches vertically, with truncated corners.  Part of the area of the emblem shall be a reflective border, one and three-fourths inches wide.  The fluorescent yellow-orange triangle is for daylight identification and the reflective border appears as a hollow red triangle when illuminated by headlights at night.  Specifications for the emblem shall be approved by the director pursuant to Section 66-3-838 NMSA 1978 , and the director shall be guided by American Society of Automotive Engineers standards.

C. The emblem shall be mounted on the center rear of each slow-moving vehicle, broad base down, at the height of not less than two feet and not more than five feet above ground level, and in a plane parallel to the rear axle.  The emblem shall be positioned so as to be entirely visible from a distance of five hundred feet or more, day or night.  The emblem shall be kept clean and free from any material which might obscure its visibility.

D. Use of the emblem is confined to slow-moving vehicles, and its use on any other type of vehicle or on any stationary object is prohibited.  This section does not prohibit the use on slow-moving vehicles of red flags or lawful lighting devices in addition to the slow-moving vehicle emblem.

E. No person shall sell, lease, rent or operate any slow-moving vehicle unless the slow-moving vehicle is equipped with a slow-moving vehicle emblem.

F. Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.


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