[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Otero County 7-5-2016 by Ord. No. 16-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act — See NMSA Ch. 66, Art. 3, Part 11, § 66-3-1001 et seq.
A person may operate off-highway motor vehicles on any road, street or highway owned and controlled by and within Otero County, provided:
The vehicle has one or more headlights and one or more taillights that comply with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act;
The vehicle has brakes, mirror(s) and muffler(s);
The operator has a valid driver's license, instruction permit or provisional license and an off-highway motor vehicle safety permit;
The operator is insured in compliance with the provisions of the Mandatory Financial Responsibility Act; and
The operator of the vehicle is wearing eye protection and a safety helmet that comply with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act.
Off-highway motor vehicles may cross streets or highways, except limited-access highways or freeways, if crossings are made after coming to a complete stop prior to entering the roadway. Off-highway motor vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and shall begin a crossing only when it can be executed safely and then cross in the most direct manner as close to a perpendicular angle as possible.