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.
When a curb is painted _____, it indicates that only short parking stops are permitted.
Yellow
Blue
White
Red
2.
If the traffic signals are not functioning due to a power outage:
Park your vehicle as far off the road as possible and wait for power to be restored
Use hand signals to indicate your intentions to the other drivers
Turn on your hazard lights and proceed through the intersection without stopping
Treat the intersection as a four-way stop
3.
When a curb is painted _____, it indicates a loading zone, or another parking restriction.
Yellow
Blue
White
Red
4.
You may honk your horn when you:
Have to stop quickly
Are passing another car
Have lost control of your car
Are passing a bicyclist
5.
A driver entering interstate traffic from an entrance or acceleration ramp
Should yield to drivers already on the interstate.
Has the right-of-way.
May force their way into traffic.
Can assume that other drivers will change lanes to make room.
6.
Which of the following must you obey over the other three?
A steady red light
A police officer
A stop sign
A flashing red light.
7.
This sign means:
Downgrade
Road Construction/Maintenance Area
Warning of a Change in Direction or Narrowing of Roadway
8.
This sign means:
Trucks under 18,000 lbs. allowed.
Hill ahead.
Truck stop ahead.
No trucks allowed.
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