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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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1.
When entering the interstate, check for a gap in traffic in the nearest lane, adjust your speed to match traffic, signal, and:
Expect traffic to allow you to proceed into the lane, since you have the right-of-way.
Merge carefully into the gap.
Wait for the lane to clear before merging.
2.
A solid white line on the right edge of the highway slants in to the left. That shows that:
There is an intersection just ahead.
You are approaching a construction area.
You will be required to turn left just ahead.
The road will get narrower.
3.
When parallel parking, you should park within ____ of the curb.
Six inches
10 inches
14 inches
18 inches
4.
You see pedestrians near the road. You should:
Sound your horn and maintain your speed.
Speed up to clear the area quickly.
Slow down and pass with caution.
5.
When driving on the highway, consistently looking far ahead of your vehicle:
Helps you keep up with traffic.
Reduces the need for last-minute braking or turning.
Allows you to spot upcoming police officers.
6.
It is best to keep a space cushion:
Only in back of your vehicle.
Only on the left and right sides of your vehicle.
Only in front of the vehicle.
On all sides of the vehicle.
7.
To ensure that your physical condition does not cause you to drive in an unsafe manner, you should:
Keep physically fit and have regular physical examinations.
Know the effect of any medicine on your driving ability.
Drive within your physical limitations.
All of the above.
8.
The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to:
Keep your tires properly maintained.
Slow down when roads are wet or slushy.
Watch out for standing water or puddles.
All of the above.
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