In the state of New Mexico, new drivers must complete the New Mexico Graduated Licensing System in order to get their driver’s license. This system is comprised of three stages that will help ease the driver into different traffic situations that will help them learn how to drive safely. As the driver graduates to each new stage, the conditions of the system become slightly more relaxed.

If you think that you’re ready to get started and obtain your driver’s permit, then stop by your local MVD Express! With more than 10 locations throughout New Mexico, it’s easy to visit our facility and get back on the road in no time. We also give you the option of scheduling an appointment in advance, allowing you to skip the line and start the process of obtaining your driver’s permit!

Understanding the Graduated Licensing System

The New Mexico Graduated Licensing System was put in place to help new drivers gradually learn the rules of the road and develop their driving skills in a safe manner. In order to advance through the stages, the teen must complete each stage and successfully meet the required conditions. Once the new driver has completed all three stages, they will be able to apply for a full-unrestricted license.

If you are interested in learning more about the conditions and stages of the Graduated Licensing System, then visit or call your local MVD Express. Once you’re ready to start the process and obtain your driver’s permit, schedule an appointment at MVD Express to skip the line and get on the road.

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