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To earn your motorcycle license in New Mexico, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the New Mexico Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The New Mexico motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least 20 questions (80%).
1. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
At intersections.
In school zones.
In residential areas.
On multi-lane roads.
2. If you encounter a large surface so slippery that you must coast:
consider letting your feet skim along the surface.
warn other drivers that you will make a sudden move.
gradually increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
3. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in third gear
remain in first gear
remain in neutral
remain in second gear
4. To increase your line of sight, you should ride in ______ lane position.
the left
the center
the right
5. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must have a plan to reduce risks, particularly when faced with:
traffic signals and warning signs.
potholes, guardrails, bridges.
vehicles that may move into your path.
All of the above.
6. Before riding a motorcycle, it's important to check:
oil and fluids.
tires and wheels.
All of the above.
7. In normal turns:
the rider should lean forward.
the rider should not lean.
the rider and the motorcycle should lean together at the same angle.
All the other answers are correct.
8. To avoid riding in the blind spot of other vehicles:
Never ride on multilane roads.
Underbrake the front tire and overbrake the rear.
Do not ride alongside other vehicles.
Use the thee headlights of the car ahead.
9. When riding in a group, motoryclists should ride in a single-file formation:
on highways.
when entering a highway.
in school zones.
at all times.
10. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have:
a windshield.
passenger footrests.
passenger brakes.
All the other answers are correct.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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