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 enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should:
Move to the left of the center lane
Signal before you arrive at the intersection
Turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn
2.
What is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body?
Strong coffee
Time
Cold shower
3.
Before backing up, you should:
Rely on your mirrors to see if it is clear to proceed
Flash your lights
Open your door to see if it is clear to proceed
Turn your head and look through the rear window
4.
What is the only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC)?
Drinking coffee.
Exercising.
Allow your body time to get rid of alcohol.
Taking a cold shower.
5.
This road sign means:
do not enter
no parking
no U-turn
no left turn
6.
Drive below the posted speed limit when:
Anything makes conditions less than perfect
Others drive below the speed limit
Entering a highway where there are other cars
You are on a four lane road
7.
At night, slow down and always:
Use high beams whenever there are no oncoming vehicles.
Use sunglasses to reduce glare from headlights.
Use your high beams until other drivers dim their lights.
Use your dome light to help you see your speedometer.
8.
When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
Slow down and keep moving in your lane
Keep driving in your lane
Pull to the curb and stop
Stop exactly where you are
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