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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. Braking distance is:
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
usually 100 feet.
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
2. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
ride in the center lane position.
increase your speed.
turn on your high beam headlights.
tell them they are being aggressive.
3. Which of the following should not be done at night?
Increase your speed.
Adjust your lane position when necessary.
Use your high beam.
Increase your following distance.
4. When riding with a passenger:
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
5. Turning to take railroad tracks at a 90-degree angle can be more dangerous because:
your path may carry you into another lane of traffic.
All the other answers are correct.
could catch your tires and throw you off balance.
it may cause a motorcycle to weave.
6. When a driver on an entrance ramp is merging into your lane, you should:
slow down.
increase your speed.
change to another lane if one is open.
sound your horn.
7. The best face protection is provided by:
government-approved glasses.
a windshield.
a face shield.
8. When preparing to pass, you can increase your line of sight by:
swerving from side to side.
riding in the left lane position
staying in the center lane position.
reducing your speed.
9. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
grab the front brake.
lean as much as possible.
increase your speed through the curve.
10. You should adjust your side mirrors:
before mounting your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
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NM DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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