New Mexico driver's examination

Number of tests: 14
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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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
As fog can greatly reduce visibility of other vehicles, pedestrians and traffic signals, you should:
Drive cautiously and reduce speed.
Use low headlight beams to better illuminate the road and objects.
Do not use your high headlight beams.
All answers are correct.
2.
Only vehicles displaying special plates or parking placards for persons with disabilities may park in spaces reserved for them by an official PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES sign
False
True
3.
A red arrow on a traffic light means that
you must stop and then proceed when the way is clear
you may turn in the direction the red arrow is pointing
you must stop, and wait until a green light or arrow is displayed
you must proceed slowly through the intersection
4.
You are driving on a divided multi-lane highway when you see or hear the signal of an approaching emergency vehicle. You should:
Increase your speed to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle.
Stop as quickly as you can
Disregard the signal if there are other lanes available for the emergency vehicle.
Slow down, move your vehicle to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle and stop.
5.
If two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time:
The vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right
Move quickly before the other driver makes their decision
The vehicle on the right must yield to the vehicle on the left
Make hand motions to communicate your intentions to the other driver
6.
This sign means:
Stop Sign Ahead
Divided Highway
No Right Turn
7.
The correct way to use a freeway exit ramp is:
Slow down before entering the exit ramp.
Keep your speed constant once in the exit ramp.
Don’t slow down until you move onto the exit ramp.
Pass slower traffic in the exit ramp.
8.
This sign is a warning that you are approaching
A crosswalk.
An intersection.
A railroad crossing.
A blasting zone.
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