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New Mexico Auto Insurance Facts

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The state minimum auto insurance coverage in New Mexico:

Liability Coverage

Minimum

Description

Bodily Injury Per Person $25,000 Each person you injured in an accident that you cause would receive $25,000, up to your policy limit.
Bodily Injury Per Accident $50,000 The maximum your insurance would pay out for an accident you caused. At state minimums, this would cover 2 people in the other car. Anything above this limit would need to be paid out of pocket.
Property Damage Per Accident $10,000 The maximum your insurance company would pay to cover damage to the other driver’s vehicle in an accident.

 

Although each state sets a minimum liability amount, it’s good practice to review coverage options with your insurance agent. State minimums may not cover you as much as you’d like in the case of a serious accident. Liability coverage does not cover damage to your car or costs from your injuries.

 

Other types of auto insurance you can add to your policy are:

 

UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORIST

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is only required in some states, but it will protect you if you get into an accident with a motorist without the proper insurance coverage. Uninsured or underinsured motorists can end up costing you due to another driver’s negligence.

 

COLLISION COVERAGE

Collision coverage will help pay for damages to your car in the event that your car hits another vehicle or an object, such as a building or guard rail.

 

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage will cover damage to your car that isn’t caused by an accident, such as a vandalism or theft. It also covers fire, weather damage, and animal collisions.

 

MEDICAL PAYMENTS

Medical payments help pay for you or your passengers if they get hurt in an accident in your vehicle.

 

PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (PIP)

Personal Injury Protection will help with costs beyond medical in the event of an accident. It will help pay for medical expenses, work loss, and even funeral costs.

MAX SPEED LIMIT
75 MPH
MILES OF HIGHWAY
147,600
DUI LEGAL LIMIT
0.08
WEIRD DRIVING LAWS IN STATE

WEIRD DRIVING LAWS IN STATE

TEXTING LAWS

TEXTING LAWS

Under 18 banned from all cell phone use

MOST STOLEN VEHICLES

MOST STOLEN VEHICLES

  1. 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup
  2. 1995 Honda Civic
  3. 2007 Ford F150 Pickup
  4. 1994 Honda Accord
  5. 2004 Ford F250 Pickup
  6. 2006 Ford F350 Pickup
  7. 1991 Toyota Camry
  8. 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  9. 1993 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
  10. 1990 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4×2 Pickup

RAINFALL
14.6
SNOWFALL
22.7
DAYS OF SNOWFALL
9.5
POPULAR CITIES

POPULAR CITIES

Santa Fe
Albuquerque

SCENIC DRIVES

SCENIC DRIVES

El Camino Real

Corrales Road Scenic Byway

STATE PARKS

STATE PARKS

Sugarite Canyon State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park

City of Rocks State Park