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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.
What are the colors of signs that tell you the distance to the next exit on a highway?
Yellow with black letters
Black with white letters
Red with white letters
Green with white letters
2.
If you are stopped by a police officer, you should:
Unbuckle your seat belt and lower your window.
Get your paperwork ready before the officer reaches your car.
Stay in your vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel and wait for the officer to approach you.
Get out of your car and walk toward the patrol car.
3.
When a curb is painted ____, it indicates a loading zone, or another parking restriction.
Yellow
Blue
White
Red
4.
Backing your vehicle is:
Always dangerous.
Dangerous if you have a helper.
Only dangerous in large vehicles.
5.
You are entering a crowded freeway. What should you do to merge into traffic?
Use your side and rearview mirrors and check your blind spots.
Use the acceleration lane to adjust your speed to match the speed of freeway traffic.
Yield to traffic already on the freeway.
All of the above.
6.
When approaching a school bus stopped with its stop arm extended, drivers should:
Come to a complete stop and wait to proceed.
Honk their horn before passing the bus on its left.
Continue driving when they think most kids are probably done exiting the bus.
Pass the bus before its door opens.
7.
While backing, you should:
Rely only on your mirrors.
Flash your lights.
Open your door to see if it is safe to proceed.
Turn your head and look through the rear window.
8.
This sign means:
hawaii traffic signal ahead road sign
Stop sign ahead.
Lane closed ahead.
Railroad crossing ahead.
Traffic signal ahead.
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