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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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9.
When parking uphill on a hill or incline with a curb:
Turn your front wheels sharply toward the curb.
Turn your front wheels slightly to the right.
Turn your front wheels sharply away from the curb.
Keep your front wheels straight.
10.
To avoid traction loss on wet roads, you should:
Make abrupt turns.
Apply the brakes firmly.
Slow down.
11.
Do not pass:
On a hill or curve.
When school bus lights are flashing.
When approaching an intersection.
All of the above.
12.
An orange and red triangular sign on a vehicle always means:
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The vehicle has the right-of-way.
Slow-moving vehicle.
Shoulder work ahead.
13.
Which of the following statements is true?
A sudden change in weather calls for a change in driving.
You should slow down when driving in rain and fog.
Be particularly aware of vehicles coming up behind you in inclement weather.
All of the above.
14.
You drive defensively when you:
Put one car length between you and the car ahead.
Look only at the car in front of you while driving.
Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.
15.
You may drink alcoholic beverages in a vehicle on a public highway:
As long as you aren't driving.
If you are riding in the back seat.
If you are riding in the back of a pick-up truck.
Under no circumstances.
16.
When you approach a railroad crossing without flashing warning signals or crossing gates, you should:
Cross the tracks immediately and as quickly as possible.
Always stop before crossing the tracks.
Prepare to yield to any train at the crossing.
Speed up to beat any oncoming train.
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