If you fail the NM Driving Exam, you will not receive your NM Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam, however, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NM Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
On a NM Road Test, you will need to complete a course that is mostly standardized. Most New Mexico courses will require you to make at least two right turns and two left turns. You will most likely encounter an intersection controlled by traffic lights or a signal and an intersection controlled by stop signs.