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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.
You have made error so far
Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
You may pass a vehicle when:
You are on a hill or curve.
You are on a road with a solid line next to your lane.
You are on a road with a broken line next to your lane.
You may turn right on red:
If there is a sign prohibiting turning right on red.
Before pedestrians have crossed any intersecting crosswalks.
Before coming to a complete stop.
After coming to a complete stop and yielding to pedestrians and vehicles in the intersection.
At a four-way stop:
The driver to arrive first has the right-of-way.
The driver to arrive last has the right-of-way.
One driver should continue driving without stopping.
One driver should wave the other drivers ahead.
At a railroad crossing, you must:
Watch for vehicles that must stop at all railroad crossings (school buses, trucks carrying hazardous materials, etc.).
Watch for multiple trains.
Both of the above.
The posted maximum speed limit is the fastest you can drive in an area.
An orange-colored sign like this means:
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There is roadwork ahead.
You must change lanes ahead.
There is a detour ahead.
A red traffic signal light means that you must:
Stop at the stop line.
Stop before entering any crosswalk.
Stop before entering the intersection.
All of the above.
This sign means:
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Left turn yield on green.
Cattle crossing.
Two-way left turn.
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