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.
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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
You must stop for a school bus:
That is parked on the shoulder of the road with no one in it.
When it approaches you, even if its lights are not flashing.
If you are both driving on a two-lane highway and its red lights are flashing.
Whenever the driver waves at you.
2.
Reversible lanes are usually marked with:
Single solid white lines.
Double dashed yellow lines.
Single dashed white lines.
Single solid yellow lines.
3.
While driving, your wheels slip off the edge of the road. You should:
Jerk the steering wheel to force the vehicle back onto the pavement.
Speed up and steer back onto the pavement gradually.
Slam on your brakes and stop.
Slow down by gently using the brakes. Turn the steering wheel to return to the pavement at a safe speed.
4.
A driver does not need to allow as much distance when following a motorcycle as when following a car.
True
False
5.
When parking your vehicle downhill on a two-way street:
Turn your wheels to the right.
Turn your wheels to the left.
Keep your wheels pointed straight ahead.
Leave your transmission in neutral.
6.
When approaching a person who is crossing the street while using a white cane or guide dog, you should:
Stop until the person is well away from your path of travel.
Honk your horn as you proceed past them.
Carefully drive around them.
7.
This sign means:
Side road.
Merge.
Yield the right-of-way.
8.
Railroad crossings should always be considered:
Safe to cross, as it is unlikely that a train will be coming.
Dangerous.
Safe locations to park a car.
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