Albuquerque, NM asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico

Q: what is the nm statute # for making a left turn in the intersection when light turn yellow. who has the right of way

I entered intersection to turn left on a green. light turned yellow I proceeded to turn left to clear intersection. On coming vehicle did not stop and hit me in the right rear quarter panel. His insurance company is saying I am 20% at fault

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only a local attorney could advise on state-specific law, such as the statute you ask about. But as a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions nationwide, the motorist making a left turn is obligated to yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction unless they have a turn arrow traffic light. Good luck

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