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What tests must I pass?

The State of New Mexico requires drivers to pass the following tests:

Knowledge Test
• The knowledge test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions about road signs, rules of safe driving and New Mexico traffic laws. You must receive a score of 70 percent to pass the test.

Eye Test
• You must be able to pass the vision test with an acuity of 20/40 in the better eye with or without using corrective lenses. If your visual acuity is between 20/50 and 20/80 in the better eye, you may obtain a license with restrictions. You must have a visual field of 120 degrees in the horizontal meridian with at least 30 degrees in the nasal field of one eye.

Road Test
• You must pass the road test if you are applying for your first license. The test is not required if you have a current driver’s license from another state. The examiner will test your driving skills and make sure that your vehicle is in good working order.

None for the Road Test
• If you are applying for a New Mexico driver’s license and between the age of 18 and 24, you must take the “None for the Road” self-study DWI Awareness Class administered by the University of New Mexico Continuing Education program.

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