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.
Which statements about passing another vehicle on a two-lane road are true:
Signal at least 100 feet prior to the lane change and ensure there is no oncoming traffic.
Use your mirrors and look over your left shoulder to check your blind spot.
Wait until you can see both headlights of the other car you’ve passed in your rearview mirror before returning to the right lane.
All of the above.
2.
As a pedestrian, you should know that:
When you are in a crosswalk, you should always insist on the right of way over a vehicle.
You must never enter the street or crosswalk when there are vehicles approaching close by.
You can enter a crosswalk at any time and it is the vehicle driver’s responsibility to stop.
You have to use crosswalks only when they are convenient.
3.
If you are following a school bus or tank truck, you should
Pass them on the right.
Be prepared to stop at all railroad crossings.
Decrease your following distance.
4.
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on a public highway is
20 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.
5.
This sign means:
Trucks only
Trucks entering highway.
Hill.
Trucks have the right of way.
6.
A solid yellow line on your side of the center line means:
Slow down.
Pass with caution.
Do not pass.
Keep right on hills.
7.
This road sign means:
divided highway begins
a steep grade is ahead
the overpass ahead has a low clearance
two lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions are about to become one
8.
You need to use extra caution when driving near a pedestrian using a white cane because:
He or she is deaf
He or she has a mental disability
He or she is blind
He or she has a walking problem
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