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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)

If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
During your NM Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
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.
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
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.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.