Tue. May 21st, 2024

DRIVERS WILL FACE FINES FOR NOT SECURING LOADS WHILE DRIVING

CLOVIS (KSMX)-According to New Mexico law, drivers must now secure their loads or face a $300 fine for littering on state highways. New Mexico statute 66-7-364 states, “No person shall throw, deposit, drop or permit to be dropped, any trash, or destructive, injurious material upon any highway.”

In 2016 nationwide, there were 683 deaths, more than 19-thousand injuries and more than 90- thousand traffic incidents related to unsecured loads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2018 The New Mexico Department of Transportation grew nearly 86,000 labor hours picking up road debris at the cost of $2.7-million with an additional $2.5-million dollars spent on inmate labor costs.

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