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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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7 or fewer errors
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9.
When you drive through a construction zone, you should:
Stop to watch the workers.
Decrease your following distance.
Pass the construction zone carefully and not “rubberneck."
10.
You may stop in a travel lane when letting out a passenger.
True
False
11.
It is legal to go faster than the speed limit when passing another vehicle.
True
False
12.
When turning or changing lanes, you must:
Always signal your intentions, even when no visible traffic is present.
Signal only if there is visible traffic.
Signal only when driving at night.
Signal only when driving in heavy traffic at night.
13.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit in a business or residential area is:
20 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.
14.
If you are driving and a tire suddenly goes flat, you should:
Rapidly pump the brake pedal several times.
Slow down gradually and not brake.
Press down on the brake pedal as hard as you can.
15.
This road sign means:
virginia curve ahead right
Road construction ahead.
The road ahead curves left, then right.
The road ahead curves right, then left.
Steep grade ahead.
16.
You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
Wait until the person crosses the street.
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