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.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
Distracted driving may be caused by:
Eating, drinking beverages, or smoking
Using cellular phones and/or texting
Changing the radio, CD, or tape
All of the above
2.
When the road is marked with a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line on your side you may pass:
Only in an emergency.
If you are on an expressway.
If traffic is clear.
Only at an intersection.
3.
You are approaching a railroad crossing, but you do not see a train. You must stop:
If a stop sign is posted.
If a crossing gate is lowered.
If the crossing lights are flashing.
All of the above.
4.
HOV lanes are reserved for
Vehicles with multiple passengers.
Motorcycles.
Government vehicles.
Vehicles with one occupant.
5.
The speed limit in school zones is
10 mph.
15 mph.
25 mph.
45 mph.
6.
When getting ready to change lanes, you should:
check your side view mirror
check your rearview mirror
quickly turn your head to check for other vehicles
all of the above
7.
When driving near light rail vehicles, always:
expect trains on any track at any time
pay attention and obey all traffic signs
be careful turning across train tracks
all of these
8.
When a school bus is stopped and has its red warning lights on:
it is against the law to pass it
you never need to stop
you only need to stop if you see children present
you don't need to stop if you're in a school yard