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New mexico driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 18
Directions: Persons applying for a first-time New Mexico driver license, or those with licenses expired for one year or more, must pass the knowledge written test. This test is not required if you have a current out-of-state driver license. Persons with a current out-of-country license are required to take the written test. State offices typically do not allow the written test to be taken after 3pm to ensure the applicant has sufficient time to complete the test.

The knowledge test consists of 25 multiple choice questions that are important to the safe operation of a motor vehicle and New Mexico laws and driving practices. The questions are based on the information provided in the manual.

A passing score consist of at least 18 correct answers.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
The speed limit in school zones is:
10 mph.
15 mph.
25 mph.
45 mph.
2.
When passing another car, you have enough space to return to the driving lane:
If the other driver signals for you to re-enter the lane.
If you look over your shoulder and see the passed car behind you.
If you can see both of the passed vehicle's headlights in your rearview mirror.
3.
This road sign means:
Intersection ahead.
Steep grade ahead.
Winding road.
Merging traffic.
4.
You may turn right on red:
If there is a sign prohibiting turning right on red.
Before pedestrians have crossed any intersecting crosswalks.
Before coming to a complete stop.
After coming to a complete stop and yielding to pedestrians and vehicles in the intersection.
5.
You are merging onto an interstate highway. You should:
Select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
Merge across two lanes at once.
Always stop before entering the highway.
6.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on a public highway is:
20 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.
7.
Allowing a space cushion between your vehicle and its surroundings is important because it:
Prevents distractions from other vehicles.
Allows you time to react to unexpected situations.
Keeps traffic flowing at a safe pace.
Keeps other drivers alert.
8.
In rainy weather, you should be most careful when turning or stopping:
After it has been raining all day.
One half hour after it stops raining.
During the first half hour of rain.
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