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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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
What does a traffic signal with a yellow left arrow indicate to the driver?
Prepare to yield to oncoming traffic.
Protected left turn is about to end.
All of the above.
2.
Studies show that when worn, seat belts:
Increase your chances of fatality in a crash
Reduce your chances of damage to your car in a crash
Reduce your chances of serious injury in a crash
All of the above
3.
You hit a parked vehicle and can't find the owner. What must you do?
Call your insurance company when you get home
Wait for the owner to return
Leave a note with your name and address on the parked vehicle
4.
If your car breaks down on a highway, you should:
Sit in your car and wait for help
Use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers
Sound your horn at passing motorists
Flash your headlights at oncoming traffic
5.
What is the first thing you should adjust if needed when you get in a car to drive?
your seat belt
the steering wheel
your rear view mirror
your seat
6.
If you are stopped by a police officer, you should:
Pull over to the right side of the road.
Stop your vehicle as far away from traffic as possible.
Turn off your engine, radio, or any other device that may interfere with hearing the officer.
All of the above.
7.
If a flagger is directing traffic in a construction zone, you must
Follow the directions indicated by the flagger.
Copy what surrounding traffic is doing, despite the flagger's instructions.
Assume the flagger is not supposed to be directing traffic.
Follow rules that would be in place if the area was not under construction.
8.
If you are driving so slowly that traffic is backing up behind you:
you must speed up
you must pull over to the right side of the road, when it is safe to do so
you should never let following cars go by
you should use your four-way flashers
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