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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1.
If a truck or bus is making a right turn where you also need to make a right turn, you should:
Quickly turn before the truck or bus is able to.
Wait until the truck or bus turns before you turn.
Squeeze between the truck or bus and the curb.
2.
You may honk your horn when you:
Have to stop quickly.
Are passing another car.
Have lost control of your car.
Are passing a bicyclist.
3.
To be able to turn quickly, your hands must be:
On opposite sides of the steering wheel.
Next to each other on the top of the steering wheel.
On the top and bottom of the steering wheel.
4.
This road sign means:
No passing zone.
Winding road.
Pedestrian crossing.
Low ground railroad crossing.
5.
When approaching an intersection with a flashing red light, you must:
Come to a complete stop, yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, then proceed.
Reduce your speed and proceed with caution.
Come to a complete stop and remain stopped as long as the light is red.
6.
When a curb is painted _____, it indicates a loading zone, or another parking restriction.
Yellow
Blue
White
Red
7.
You are waiting in the intersection to complete a left turn. You should:
Signal and keep your wheels turned to the left.
Signal and keep your wheels straight.
Flash your headlights so drivers will let you through.
Drive around the rear of a car if it blocks you.
8.
Children on bicycles should be given extra space by motor vehicle operators because:
They do not have the same physical reflexes as adults.
They are smaller and more difficult to see than adults.
Both of the above.
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