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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. Who has a greater risk of being involved in a traffic crash?
Shift workers.
Drivers who are driving alone.
Young people.
All of the above.
2. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
3. On slippery roads, drivers should:
go faster.
go the speed limit, with caution.
not drive faster than 20 MPH.
slow down.
4. A red arrow on a traffic light means that:
you must stop, and wait until a green light or arrow is displayed.
you must proceed slowly through the intersection.
you must stop and then proceed when the way is clear.
you may turn in the direction the red arrow is pointing.
5. You go with a group of friends to a social event, and you plan to have a few drinks. You should:
make alcohol the focus of the event.
avoid alternating between drinks with alcohol and drinks without any alcohol.
stop drinking several minutes before you intend to leave.
arrange to ride home with a friend who does not drink.
6. A driver does not need to allow as much distance when following a motorcycle as when following a car.
7. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
increase your speed and move to the left.
8. You may pass if the line dividing two lanes is a _________ line.
solid white
solid yellow
double solid yellow
broken white
9. If under 21 years of age you are considered to be driving while under the influence if your blood alcohol level is:
.02% or higher.
.10% or higher.
.05% or higher.
.08% or higher.
10. You can pass on the right:
when passing is restricted by parked cars.
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
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NM DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 18
Passing score: 72%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 18
Passing score: 72%
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