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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.
A vehicle suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard. What should you do first?
Honk and step on the brake firmly.
Take your foot off the gas pedal.
Swerve into the lane next to you.
2.
When faced with an oncoming car to the left and a bicyclist to the right, you should:
Pull onto the shoulder.
Split the difference.
Let the car pass and then pass the bike.
Pass the bike quickly.
3.
If you want to enter the freeway but you don't see a gap in traffic, you should:
Maintain your speed and force the other drivers to create a gap.
Slow down on the ramp to wait for a gap.
Stop at the end of the ramp to wait for a gap.
4.
Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?
Tranquilizers, marijuana, and sedatives.
Cough syrups and cold tablets containing codeine or antihistamines.
All of the above.
5.
Which is not a factor in determining the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Steering ability
Braking distance
Reaction distance
Perception time
6.
When you see an emergency vehicle approaching while using its flashing lights, you must:
Maintain your speed and stay in your lane until the vehicle has passed.
Move into the right lane and drive slowly until the vehicle has passed.
Pull over to the curb or edge of the road and stop until the vehicle has passed.
7.
You should always travel:
At the speed of vehicles surrounding you.
At the speed limit.
At a speed appropriate for road and weather conditions.
8.
When should you drive in a reversible lane that is below a lane use control signal showing a red X?
When there is no visible oncoming traffic.
When you are passing the car in front of you.
Never.
Between sunset and sunrise.
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