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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1.
When passing another vehicle, a driver should wait until the entire car they've just passed is visible in the rearview mirror before changing back into the right-hand lane.
True
False
2.
This red and white sign means you should:
Stop and check for traffic coming from both directions before proceeding.
Give the right-of-way to traffic on the road you wish to enter or cross.
Maintain a steady speed and check for traffic coming from all directions.
3.
When a curb is painted _____, it indicates fire zone parking restrictions.
Yellow
Blue
White
Red
4.
Construction zone signs are generally:
Square or rectangular with white and red coloring.
Round or octagonal with black and yellow coloring.
Diamond-shaped or rectangular with orange and black coloring.
5.
If it is necessary to make an emergency stop while driving on an interstate, you should:
Sound your horn at passing cars to get their attention.
Get out of your vehicle and flag down the first vehicle that passes.
Pull off the road, turn on your emergency flashers, and stay in your vehicle, if you can.
6.
This sign means:
No U-turn.
Traffic signal ahead.
Railroad ahead.
7.
What is the purpose of rumble strips?
They alert drivers to potential tire problems.
They test a vehicle's shock absorbers.
Through vibration and sound, they alert inattentive drivers to the fact that their vehicles have left the travel lane.
8.
This sign means:
Watch for trucks.
Do not pass trucks.
Truck parking area ahead.
Steep downgrade ahead.
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