are conducting an enforcement operation issuing citations to drivers of
all-terrain vehicles and off-highway recreational vehicles that are in violation
of the current City of Las Cruces ordinance.
the vehicle is licensed or not, Las Cruces City Ordinance prohibits the
operation of off-highway motor vehicles on any public access road, paved street
or highway. Off-highway motor vehicles include ATVs, 4-wheelers, side-by-sides
and dirt bikes.
vehicles are prohibited on residential or business-district roadways, surface
streets or highways. The only time such a vehicle can be on a roadway is to
cross such a roadway. Crossing a roadway on an ATV can be done after yielding
the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and only in the most direct manner, or as
close to perpendicular angle to the road as possible.
caught violating the law face a mandatory court appearance with a possible fine of as much as $300, as long as 90 days in jail, or both.
State of New Mexico allows municipalities to define their own guidelines for
off-highway vehicles and the City of Las Cruces’ ordinance may differ from