A speeding driver can be more than a nuisance to others on New Mexico roads. They can create confusion for drivers who do not know how to anticipate their movements and they can cause dangers to slower moving vehicles and individuals, such as bicycles and pedestrians. When speeding drivers cause accidents with others and those victims suffer injuries it is often on the negligent drivers to prove that their actions did not cause the victims' injuries.
This form of negligence is considered negligence per se. It applies when a person violates a statute and causes an injury. Speeding, failing to follow signals and signs and a myriad of other traffic violations are all violations of existing New Mexico statutes that pose dangers to other individuals.