What is the curfew for teen drivers in New Mexico?

My son is a newly licensed driver and I noticed he’s been coming home after midnight some nights. I’ve advised him that there’s a statewide curfew for drivers under 18, but he said he was never told such a thing when he took driver’s ed. Is there a curfew for teen drivers in New Mexico?

Mary Cahill · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The curfew for teen drivers in
New Mexico
is from midnight to 5 a.m. if you’re under the age of 18.
The only exceptions to this rule are if the teen is in the company of a responsible, licensed adult or has a:
  • Work permit
  • Religious function
  • School function
  • Family emergency
  • Medical emergency
Like many states, New Mexico has a Graduated Driver License (GDL) program, which means new drivers who are minors must initially hold a
provisional license
. Then, after 12 months, they become eligible for a standard
New Mexico driver’s license
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