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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 approaching a flashing red traffic light, drivers should:
Drive through the intersection if there is no crossing traffic.
Continue driving, as they have the right-of-way.
Stop if a police officer is nearby.
Treat the light like a stop sign.
2.
This sign means:
indiana no left turn road sign
No left turn.
Flagger ahead.
Two-way left turn.
Turn right or go through.
3.
Distracted driving is:
Anything that causes evasive action while driving.
Anything that takes your attention away from driving.
Anything that causes you to pay more attention to driving.
4.
If a traffic signal light is green and a police officer signals for you to stop, you should:
Obey the officer.
Obey the traffic signal.
Do what the vehicle in front of you does.
5.
Consuming which of the following substances may impair your ability to drive safely and may result in an arrest for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII)?
Beer, wine, and other liquor
Controlled substances, such as illegal drugs or prescription medicines
Inhalants, such as glue or paint
All of the above
6.
If a flagger is directing traffic in a construction zone, you must:
Follow the directions given 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 the laws that would be in place if the area was not under construction.
7.
When driving in fog or mist, never put your headlights on the high beam setting because:
The light will reflect back into your eyes.
Approaching vehicles might not see you.
Vehicles behind you may follow too closely.
8.
When approaching a flashing yellow light, drivers should:
Increase their speed.
Come to a complete stop.
Turn on their headlights.
Slow down and proceed with caution.
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