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. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver who was going faster before stopping must yield.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
2. This road sign means:
Divided Highway
Stop Sign Ahead
No Right Turn
No U-turns
3. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
pass red lights.
go the wrong way.
exceed the speed limit
All of the above.
4. A driver approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
merge to the right.
stop before entering the intersection.
slow down at the light.
drive carefully without stopping.
5. In work zones, you should:
avoid tailgating and keep a safe following distance.
pass the driver in front of you as soon as you can.
increase your speed to get through as quickly as possible.
6. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
always stop before entering the highway.
merge over two lanes at once and speed up.
select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
7. Regulatory signs are:
8. This road sign means:
Pedestrians must not cross here
Pedestrians walking along the road ahead
Pedestrian crossing ahead
9. This road sign means:
The maximum speed limit under ideal conditions
You must not travel below the speed indicated
You must travel at the speed indicated
None of the above.
10. A driver who approaches an intersection:
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
None of the above.
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NM DMV Written Test Facts

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