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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.
This sign means:
indiana bicycle crossing road sign
Bicycle crossing.
Stop.
Fines double in a work zone.
Stop ahead.
2.
The most effective thing you can do to reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a traffic crash is to:
Wear your seat belt.
Limit your driving to weekdays.
Stay in the right lane on multilane highways.
Limit your driving to hours between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
3.
At a railroad crossing, you must:
Watch for vehicles that must stop at all railroad crossings (school buses, trucks carrying hazardous materials, etc.).
Watch for multiple trains.
Both of the above.
4.
What do speed limit signs indicate?
Potential driving speeds for the area
The maximum or minimum speed that is legally allowed to be driven
The speed drivers should drive in heavy traffic
The speed drivers should drive under poor conditions
5.
Drive below the posted speed limit when:
Anything makes conditions less than perfect.
You see a police car.
Entering a highway where there are other cars.
You are on a four-lane road.
6.
It is necessary to use your low beams any time you are:
On a lighted street.
On a freeway.
In fog.
7.
You are crossing an intersection and an emergency vehicle is approaching while using its siren and flashing lights. You should:
Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes.
Pull to the right of the intersection and stop.
Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop.
8.
When driving on gravel or dirt roads:
Your tires grip the road better than when you are driving on pavement.
Your tires do not have as much traction as they do on pavement, so you must slow down.
Visibility is better than on pavement.
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