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
This sign means:
Low clearance
Fines double in work zone
No left turn
Do not block intersection
If there are two railroad tracks next to each other:
When one train passes, it is safe to proceed
You must always stop
When one train passes, watch out for another train on the other track
Honk your horn as you go across the tracks
When changing lanes, you should never:
Change lanes in an intersection.
Check over your left or right shoulder to check for blind spots.
Check for other drivers moving into the same lane.
Driving while being distracted by any activity inside the vehicle:
is never dangerous
usually causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards
usually causes the driver to drive faster
is only dangerous for young drivers
This road sign means:
the road ahead turns sharply right, then left
the road ahead turns sharply left, then right
the road ahead curves to the left
construction ahead
Do not pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.
This sign means:
Curves ahead.
Divided highway starts.
Divided highway ends.
Larger vehicles have
Larger blind spots.
Smaller blind spots.
No blind spots.
The same sized blind spots as smaller vehicles.
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