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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
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1.
Signs with orange backgrounds are:
General warning signs.
Construction and maintenance warning signs.
Regulatory signs.
2.
If you are following a school bus or tank truck, you should:
Pass them on the right.
Be prepared to stop at all railroad crossings.
Decrease your following distance.
3.
This road sign means:
Drive with caution and be ready to slow down.
Do not drive in this lane.
You must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way.
Slow down, be prepared to stop, and, if necessary, yield the right-of-way.
4.
On a multilane road, a dashed yellow line next to a solid yellow line means:
Passing is prohibited from both directions.
Passing is permitted from both directions.
Passing is permitted only from the direction next to the dashed line.
5.
Double solid yellow lane markings mean that:
Neither lane may pass.
Both lanes may pass.
The lane to the right may pass.
6.
When parking uphill next to a curb, set the parking brake and:
Keep the rear tires against the curb.
Keep the front tires straight ahead.
Turn your steering wheel away from the curb.
Turn your steering wheel toward the curb.
7.
This sign means:
No left turn.
Flagger ahead.
Two-way left turn.
Turn right or go through.
8.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on a rural interstate highway is:
40 mph.
55 mph.
75 mph.
85 mph.
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