New Mexico Auto Insurance
SafeAuto wants to help you find cheap auto insurance in your area. While SafeAuto does not currently offer direct coverage in New Mexico, we can still help you find the affordable coverage you need.
REQUIRED COVERAGES IN NEW MEXICO
Liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage claims resulting from an accident that is primarily your fault. The limits in your policy are the maximum amounts your insurance company will pay for bodily injury and property damage claims.
New Mexico's Financial Responsibility law requires you to maintain liability limits* of at least:
$25,000 | Bodily Injury per Person
The first number is the maximum amount that your policy will pay for bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in any one (1) accident.
$50,000 | Bodily Injury per Accident
The maximum amount that your policy will pay for bodily injury to or death of two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, subject to the $25,000 per person limit.
$5,000 | Property Damage
The maximum amount that your policy will pay for injury to or destruction of property of others in an accident.
*Liability limits are typically expressed as three amounts separated by slashes written as 25/50/10 or 25,000/50,000/10,000.
Proof of Financial Responsibility & Penalties
Under New Mexico law, you are required to provide documentary proof of Financial Responsibility when registering your vehicle or at the request of law enforcement officials. Additionally, insurers are required to report policy terminations to the Department on a monthly basis.
If you are unable to produce proof of liability coverage when requested, the penalties can be harsh, including suspension of your vehicle registration and fines of up to $300.
In addition to these statutory penalties, if you cannot show proof of financial responsibility, fail to pay a judgment entered against you for damages resulting from an automobile accident, or need to reinstate your license after conviction for certain types of violations, you will be required to obtain an SR-22 Certificate of Financial Responsibility.
RELATED LINKSNew Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
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