Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in the State of New Mexico must have a driver license or learner’s permit. To get a license, you must pass a written and road test in addition to a vision screening. Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the New Mexico driver's license test. The MVD written test is designed to check your knowledge of road rules, road signs, traffic laws and safety rules. Everything you need to know is covered in the New Mexico MVD Driver’s Manual. The written test consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. Drivers are not required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
2. If involved in an accident, a driver should:
do not stand or walk in traffic lanes.
stop their vehicle at or near the scene.
turn off the ignitions of wrecked vehicles.
All of the above.
3. You are driving at night, and a vehicle comes toward you with their high beam headlights on. You should:
flash your headlights once quickly.
keep your high beam headlights on.
look in the direction of their vehicle.
4. This road sign means:
Lane change
5. Coming to a complete stop at an intersection, yielding to cross traffic/pedestrians, and then proceeding when clear corresponds with:
a solid green light.
a flashing yellow light.
a flashing red light.
a solid red light.
6. Double solid yellow lines painted down the middle of the road mean:
passing is not permitted in either direction.
pedestrian crossing ahead.
the lane to the right may pass.
passing is permitted in either direction.
7. A driver who has been drinking is more likely to:
have a decreased reaction time.
yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles.
keep a 3-4 second following distance.
8. If driving in fog, a driver should turn on the high-beam headlights to increase the field of vision.
9. When you make a left turn from a two-way road into a four-lane highway, you must:
enter the left lane, to the right of the center line.
go straight through the intersection, and then make the turn.
enter the right lane, to the left of the center line.
enter the right lane. When traffic permits, you can move out of the left lane.
10. This road sign means:
You may proceed if the way is clear
U-turns are prohibited
You are about to enter a one way street the wrong way
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 18
Passing score: 72%
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