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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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7 or fewer errors
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1.
If your vehicle begins to skid, you should:
Ease up on the gas pedal.
Brake as hard as possible.
Turn off the ignition.
2.
A “No stopping” sign means that, unless directed to do so by a police officer, you may stop only:
Long enough to unload packages.
To avoid conflict with other traffic.
To discharge passengers.
For less than five minutes.
3.
The risk of hydroplaning can can be reduced by driving:
Through shallow water.
More quickly.
More slowly.
Through deep water.
4.
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.
5.
There are oncoming vehicles to your left and a row of parked vehicles to your right. You should steer:
Closer to the oncoming vehicles than the parked vehicles.
Closer to the parked vehicles than the oncoming vehicles.
A middle course between the oncoming and parked vehicles.
6.
When driving in fog, it is best to drive with:
High beam headlights.
Low beam headlights.
Four-way flashers.
7.
To prevent yourself from becoming an aggressive driver:
Relax and concentrate on driving.
Drive above the posted speed limit.
Tailgate the driver in front of you.
8.
The speed limit in school zones is:
10 mph.
15 mph.
25 mph.
45 mph.
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