Lawmakers set sights on NM speed limits

SANTA FE (KRQE) – There is a bill in the legislature that aims to clear up some confusion over speed limits on some roads in New Mexico. As many drivers in rural New Mexico know all too well, many county roads are very long, and speed limit signs can be hard to find.

Senator Pat Woods and Representative Dennis Roch are now sponsoring a bill that would set the speed limit of 55 miles per hour on any county road where a sign is not posted. Right now the speed limit is 30 miles per hour in areas where there are businesses or homes and the 15 mile per hour speed limit for school zones would remain in effect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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