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.
To practice defensive driving you should:
Be aware of developing traffic situations around you.
Look well ahead of your vehicle and maintain a proper following distance
Have an alternate plan of action ready. (Always leave yourself a way out)
All of the above
2.
A sign with this shape means:
No passing zone
Right turn permitted on red
Yield right-of-way
3.
You may not park within _____ of a crosswalk.
10 feet
25 feet
50 feet
4.
You may pass another vehicle:
On a curve or a hill because the chance is small that another vehicle is coming
On the shoulder of the highway.
When there is a solid yellow line in your lane if it’s clear ahead.
None of the above.
5.
Designated disabled parking spaces are available
To anyone.
To anyone, but only if all other spaces are occupied.
Only to drivers with the appropriate displayed parking permit.
To people who are not feeling well.
6.
This road sign means:
the roadway you are traveling on ends ahead
you must bear either right or left
a four-way intersection is ahead
7.
You should signal continuously while turning because it:
Is illegal to turn off your signal before completing a turn
Lets other drivers know what your intentions are
Is always unsafe to turn off a signal before completing a turn
8.
Anything that requires you to _______ could cause you to crash.
Take your eyes off the road
Take your hands off the wheel
Take your attention away from the driving task
All of the above
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