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 safe and legal passing of another vehicle requires that a driver:
Makes sure the passing lane is clear of traffic, and checks behind and to the left to make sure another car is not attempting to pass.
Applies the brake and slow down.
Passes when the lane marking is a solid line.
All answers are correct.
2.
A good rule to remember for passing is:
Pass on the right whenever possible.
Drive with the flow of traffic, passing only as needed.
Try to get to the front of any slow moving traffic so that you can see better.
Always flash your lights and sound your horn to alert the other driver.
3.
Stopping distances and severity of crashes:
Decrease as vehicle speed increases
Are not affected by vehicle speed
Increase as vehicle speed increases
4.
There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many vehicles are passing you on the right. If the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, you should:
Stay in your lane so you don't impede the traffic flow
Drive onto the left shoulder to let the other vehicles pass
Move over into the right lane when it is safe
5.
It is necessary to use your low beams any time you are:
On a lighted street.
On a freeway.
In fog.
6.
The best way(s) to avoid hydroplaning is:
Keep your tires properly maintained
Slow down when roads are wet or slushy
Watch out for standing water or puddles
All of the above
7.
You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive:
Closely behind the truck in bad weather because the driver can see farther ahead.
Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
No more than one car length behind the truck so the driver can see you.
8.
This sign means:
No Passing Zone
Slow-Moving Vehicle
Two-Way Traffic
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