NM Off road plates`

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  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Strange things going on with NM plates and stickers. This is Garrett`s third change of stickers. New law or just screwed up MVD as usual?
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  2. lineaway

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    And none of them match.

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  3. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Your tax dollars at work.... :csm
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  4. NMTrailboss

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    What the f... ? Never seen that plate before.
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  5. Nobade

    Nobade Been here awhile

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    Never seen that. What are they for?
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  6. heffergm

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    It says right on there, 'Land of Enchantment'. Clearly someone has put a spell on the people in charge of the plates. (Seriously? Land of Enchantment?)
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  7. grizzzly

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    it should read "land of entrapment" they just misspelled it
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  8. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    Ah, that makes way more sense.
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  9. Nobade

    Nobade Been here awhile

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    "Come on vacation, leave on probation."
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    lol
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  11. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    stay cause they stole your car
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  12. NMTrailboss

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    So, it appears the new laws in NM which allow some ATV's, OHV's and ROV's (not motorcycles) to be used on paved rural highways if authorized by the local authority now get their own sticker or plate in addition to the regular OHV registration sticker. Looks like Garrett got one of these for his trials bike even though it isn't supposed to be for motorcycles!

    http://mvd.newmexico.gov/vehicle-pr...01blogPostId=c53993e657654cc79dceb681d2ef7e1e

    Section F: Sticker for OHV Operating on Paved Roads

    Revised December 1, 2017

    As noted in Section A of this chapter, §66-3-1011(C) provides that a recreational off-highway vehicle or an all-terrain vehicle may be operated on a paved street or highway if authorized by ordinance or resolution of the local authority.

    Senate Bill 51, enacted by the Legislature in its 2017 Regular Session, created a new §66-3-1003.1 providing for issuance of a special plate (sticker) for OHVs whose owners intend to operate them on paved streets or highways.


    Special plate (sticker) for an OHV operating on paved streets or highways (§66-3-1003.1(A))

    The department shall issue a standardized special off-highway motor vehicle paved road use vehicle plate … indicating that the recipient intends to operate an off-highway motor vehicle on paved streets or highways in accordance with the provisions of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act.


    Tapestry can now process ON Highway registration stickers.

    The new sticker varies from the regular Off-Highway registration sticker in color and the use of PERM and ON so that the difference can be spotted from a distance.

    The ON Highway sticker will use the same registration number as the current regular OHV registration.


    At point of sale in the field office, the customer will receive the temporary ON Highway registration and the actual sticker will be mailed out from Santa Fe the same way the regular OHV stickers are processed.

    Off highway vehicles must be titled and currently registered as off-highway to be eligible for an on-highway perm registration. For first-time applicants for an OHV registration, that simply means that the off-highway registration must be completed before adding the on-highway registration and sticker.

    If you are processing a first-time renewal OHV registration, and the customer is adding the ON Highway registration, they will need to be provided two temporary registrations (one OFF, one ON). They will receive two separate stickers in separate envelopes in the mail.

    Customers should place the stickers next to each other on the vehicle.

    ON highway registration stickers cannot be added or removed online. If a customer renews an OHV online it will only send the regular OHV registration.
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  13. lineaway

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    So someone tell me again why we should accept lumping OHVs and MCs together when advocating for access. :bluduh
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    Agreed. This does seem like bulls**t. I was just stating the statute. Maybe CJ can chime in here and shed some light on why motorcycles were excluded in this law...and why they shipped an on-highway plate to a trials motorcycle.
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    The story I got was that a certain state senator was pressured by his agricultural constituents, and a certain dealer in the area who wanted to sell DOT kits, into drafting an amendment to the OHV Act. They wanted to be able to use their UTVs (mostly) and ATVs to move between properties on paved roads. The thing is, there was already an agricultural exemption in the OHV Act but it is poorly worded and nobody understood it.

    There are also a handful of communities (Red River, Cloudcroft) that are well-situated for OHV tourism, but OHMs (off-hghway motorcycles) play no role in that economic driver.
    Then there are a few other areas (Glenwood and Mogollon come to mind) with mostly retiree residents who like to take their machines down to the local cafe or watering hole because they are much cheaper to operate than the F-250 sitting in the driveway. Again, not a lot of OHMs in that demographic. Those folks have the added obstacle now of convincing the state transportation commission to allow ATVs on what was once a dirt road and is now a paved state highway. The STC has already put a policy in place (CP-71) that says they'll only consider ROVs, and that the access has to be for the purposes of recreation, not just general access for the townsfolk.

    Nationally, OHV recreation is a big economic driver back east or in places like UT and AZ) and allowing paved road use facilitates commerce centered around OHV rec users who can ride from town to town, gas up, get food, and even find a motel all without trailering or loading up. Once again, OHMs play very little part in this use case - it's all families or retired couples for whom ATVs and especially ROVs are the weapon of choice.

    As for why MVD is sending "ON HIGHWAY" plates to off-highway motorcycle registrants, it's because MVD has done a bad job of educating its employees and the contractors in the peculiarities of the OHV Act, and the legislators haven't cared enough to fix their mistakes causing the confusion. They have much bigger problems to tackle.
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  17. ridenm

    ridenm Missing my emotional support squirrel Supporter

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    Under state law, off-highway motorcycles are OHVs. Street legal DP bikes are not, and unlike CO, don't have to have OHV registration when used on trails.
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    Thanks, Chris.
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