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 you need to slow down while driving on a slippery road, the first thing you should do is:
Firmly apply your brakes.
Take your foot off the gas pedal.
Apply your parking brake.
Pump your brakes.
2.
Blood alcohol content (BAC) depends on each of the following, except:
Your body weight.
How much you drink.
How much time passes between drinks.
How physically fit you are.
3.
You do not have to stop for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing if it is on a private road.
True
False
4.
You should not make sudden stops in front of large trucks and buses because:
Small vehicle drivers cannot adequately see large trucks and buses in their rearview mirrors.
Large trucks and buses, due to their size and weight, require longer distances to stop than smaller passenger vehicles.
Large trucks and buses travel at a higher speeds than small vehicles.
5.
When a car with bright headlights drives toward you at night, you should:
Stop until the other driver passes.
Look below their headlights.
Glance toward the right edge of your lane.
6.
This sign means:
Roundabout ahead.
Lane ends, merge left.
Turn around.
Curve ahead.
7.
You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:
At all times.
Only during school hours.
Unless you do not see any children present.
8.
This road sign means:
Side road.
Keep to the side indicated by the arrow.
You may drive in the left lane.
You have the right-of-way.
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