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.
You notice that the driver in the vehicle ahead of you is driving with one hand and talking to a passenger. You should:
Give the vehicle extra space.
Know that the driver in the vehicle ahead is reducing their safety margin by being an inattentive driver.
Avoid following the driver's example.
All of the above.
2.
This yellow warning sign means:
You are approaching a school or school crosswalk.
Slow down, drive with caution, and watch for children.
Both of the above.
3.
This road sign means:
Drive with caution and be ready to stop.
You must come to a complete stop.
Stop, if necessary.
4.
An approaching driver fails to dim their high beam headlights. Where should you look?
At the wheels of the approaching vehicle.
Toward the right side of the road.
Toward the left side of the road.
Straight down the middle of the road.
5.
Pennant-shaped signs indicate:
School zones.
No passing zones.
Speed limits.
Railroad crossings.
6.
You come to an intersection displaying a flashing red light. You should:
Come to a full stop and go when it is safe to do so.
Stop only if other cars are also approaching the intersection.
Stop only if other cars are already within the intersection.
Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.
7.
In traffic moving at 50 to 55 mph, you are least likely to have an accident if you:
Drive a few miles per hour faster than most other vehicles.
Stay within that speed range.
Drive a few miles per hour slower than most other vehicles.
8.
An orange and red triangular sign on a vehicle always means:
The vehicle has the right-of-way.
Slow-moving vehicle.
Shoulder work ahead.
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