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New mexico driver's examination

Number of tests: 24
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.
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1.
When driving under icy or snowy conditions, which driving technique will help drivers avoid crashes?
Add extra weight to their vehicles to improve traction.
Get off the highways as quickly as possible.
Engage the four-wheel drive on their vehicles.
Reduce their speed and increase their following distance.
2.
A driver entering interstate traffic from an entrance or acceleration ramp:
Should yield to drivers already on the interstate.
Has the right-of-way.
May force their way into traffic.
Can assume that other drivers will change lanes to make room.
3.
If your car's suspension is bad, it can cause:
Vehicle control problems.
Squealing brakes.
Slack in the steering.
4.
When driving in work zones, you should:
Increase your speed to get through the zone as quickly as possible.
Reduce your speed and be prepared to stop suddenly.
Maintain your normal speed the whole way through the zone.
5.
A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same requirements as:
A slow sign.
A yield sign.
A stop sign.
An intersection sign.
6.
You come to an intersection that is blocked by other traffic. You should:
Go slowly until the traffic ahead moves.
Get as close as possible to the car in front of you.
Stay out of the intersection until you can pass through.
Sound your horn to make the cars move up.
7.
Smoking and preparing to smoke while driving:
Do not affect driving abilities.
Help maintain driver alertness.
Are distracting activities.
Are not distracting activities.
8.
This sign means:
indiana sharp turn slow down road sign
Sharp turn ahead, slow down.
Work crew ahead.
Side road.
Playground ahead.
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