|Effective date of original law:
July 1, 1983
Ultimate Program Responsibility
New Mexico Department of
Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau
604 West San Mateo
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Toll Free: 800-541-7952
Web site: www.unm.edu/~dgrint/tsb.html
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
New Mexico Motorcycle Safety Program
2 Jenner Street, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618-3806
Kevin Krasner, Program Director
Phone: 949-727-3227 x3016
- Source of funding: Motorcycle registration ($2)
- Stipulated use of funds: To institute and provide a Statewide system of motorcycle training and alcohol and drug effects education for first-time license applicants and to purchase necessary equipment and support services
Relationship Among Various Programs
- Though the Traffic Safety Bureau and Motor Vehicle Division are separate agencies, they work cooperatively and exchange information.
Collection of Rider Training and Licensing Data
- Agency responsible for collecting rider training data:
Traffic Safety Bureau
- Agency responsible for collecting licensing data:
Motor Vehicle Division
- Data available in electronic format: Yes
- Link between crash, licensing, and rider education data: Yes
- Months of instruction: January through December
- Number of instruction sites: 11
- Types of providers: Rider’s Edge, universities, community colleges, high schools, and military
Operations and Participant Characteristics
- Courses offered: 250 (est.)
- Students enrolled: 2,259
- No-shows or registration refunds: N/A
- Time until course reaches capacity: N/A
- Average waiting period to take course: N/A
- Students on waiting list: N/A
Program Funding and Expenditures
- Annual budget: $110,000
- Source of Federal funds: None
- Average cost to State to educate rider: $48.69
- Course tuition charged to novice rider: $160
- Course tuition charged to experienced rider: $65
- Special fees in addition to course fees: None
- Approved curricula: MRC:RSS,
BRC, and ERC
- Advisory committee: Volunteer members serve an indefinite term, but an advisory committee is not required.
- Curricula approved by:
Traffic Safety Bureau
- Process to modify curricula: N/A
- Data collected for modifications: N/A
- Validation process for modifications: N/A
Instructor Selection, Training, and Evaluation
- State certification or approval is not required for Instructors or Chief Instructors other than the Instructor must be MSF-Certified.
- Instructors are required to complete a two-class internship with a probationary period of two classes.
- Annual updates are required for Instructors. Chiefs/RiderCoach Trainers and program staff monitor Instructors at least once a year.
Profile of Instructors
- Certified Instructors/RiderCoaches: 63
- Chief Instructors/RiderCoach Trainers: 1
- Instructor candidates in 2001: N/A
- Percentage of successful Instructor candidates: N/A
- Instructor demographics: N/A
- Reciprocity for Instructors trained in other States: Yes
Quality Control Procedures
- Quality control measures are in place.
- Traffic Safety Bureau is responsible for quality control.
- Quality control is implemented at least once per year.
- Program conducts regular evaluations.
- Evaluation results are considered for needed changes.
- $2 permit issuance fee
- Successful completion of vision test
- Successful completion of knowledge test
- Valid for 6 months
- Two renewals permitted
- $11.50 license endorsement fee
- Rider must be 13 with successful completion of a rider education course. Rider must be 18 if course is not completed.
- 13- and 14-year-olds are limited to
100cc and no passengers.
- Endorsement renewal period is
4 or 8 years.
Testing and Training Responsibilities
- Testing agency: Motor Vehicle Division
- Third-party testing: Yes
- Agency responsible for training examiners:
Motor Vehicle Division
Knowledge and Skills Tests Used
- Primary knowledge test used: MSF
- Secondary knowledge test used: Local
- Primary skills test used: Alternate MOST
- Secondary skills test used: Local on-street
- Rider education waiver: Skills and knowledge
- Reciprocity for rider education completed in
another State: Yes
- Reciprocal license waivers: Yes
Operator and Vehicle Characteristics
- Motorcycle operators licensed: 58,400
- Registered motorcycles: 25,408
- New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
- Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: N/A
- Operators licensed without rider education: N/A
- Operators without license or proper endorsement: N/A
Motorcyclist Licensing System
- Graduated licensing: None
- Tiered licensing: Yes
Public Information and Education
- Operator’s manual used: Motorcycle Operator’s Manual
- Annual budget for public information and education: $10,000–$25,000