Transportation Services Division of the State of New Mexico
United States of America

The laws about drinking and driving are very limited in New Mexico. They need more laws that other states have. In NM, it is illegal to operate a motor if your BAC is more then .08. They also will install a device that prevents a car from starting if the driver’s BAC is above a specified set limit. It is illegal for drivers under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .02 or more.

Those are all great laws, but I think we should want more then that. The child endangerment act creates a separate offense or enhances existing DUI/DWI penalties for offender who drives under the influence with a minor child in the vehicle. NM does not have this act, although most of the other states do. I also think that NM should require the seizure of the vehicle operated by an offender at the time the alcohol-related offense was committed. There are many laws in the book that NM has, and many they do not. If you sign this petition, you are begging the state of New Mexico to pass more laws against drinking and driving. Thank you for your help.

This petition is urging the State of New Mexico to pass more laws for harsher punishment to those who are caught drinking and driving.

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