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.
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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
You should increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead when you:
Are following a small passenger vehicle
Are being tailgated by another driver
Are driving slower than the posted speed limit
2.
You should increase your following distance:
At night or if it is raining
When the roads are slippery
All of the above
3.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on a public highway is
20 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.
4.
What kinds of drugs, other than alcohol, can affect your driving ability?
An allergy medicine.
Marijuana.
A cold remedy.
All of these choices.
5.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit in a business or residential area is
20 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.
6.
When you hear a siren or see a vehicle approaching with flashing lights:
Maintain 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 to allow the emergency vehicle to pass
7.
Only _____ can reduce the alcohol level and its effects on the body.
Drinking caffeine
Eating foods high in fat
Time
8.
A driver approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
Slow down at the light
Drive carefully without stopping
Merge to the right
Stop before entering the intersection
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