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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 on an interstate, to avoid traffic merging from on-ramps to your right, the best thing to do is to:
Change lanes to the left.
Slow down.
Maintain your speed and position.
2.
When a traffic signal light turns green, you should:
Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
Accelerate as quickly as possible.
Back up slowly.
Not move until another driver waves you on.
3.
Seat belts are most effective when they are worn by:
The person driving the car.
Passengers when they are on a long drive.
All occupants of a car being driven on an expressway.
All occupants of a car every time the car is driven.
4.
This sign tells a driver that:
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A construction flagger is ahead.
A police officer is ahead.
A parking attendant is ahead.
5.
To help prevent crashes, you should:
Communicate with other road users.
Ignore other drivers on the road.
Drive only on side streets and back roads.
Avoid driving during rush hour.
6.
You have stopped for a train at a railroad crossing. After the train passes, you should:
Wait for signal lights to stop flashing.
Look for a second train.
Both of the above.
7.
A U-turn is not permitted:
In a parking lot.
On or near any curve or hill.
On a straight roadway with a clear view for 500 feet in both directions.
8.
Your ability to stop is affected by:
Signal lights.
Other cars on the road.
The time of day.
The condition of the road.
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