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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. In what situation is it legal to pass a vehicle on the right, as long as you don’t leave the road?
Only during daylight hours.
It is never legal to pass on the right.
When the vehicle is going below the speed limit and there is a large shoulder on the road.
If you are on a two-lane, two-way road and the vehicle you are overtaking is turning left.
2. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
slow down because the lane ends ahead.
be prepared for workers and equipment ahead.
change lanes and maintain your current speed.
3. When you are involved in an accident, you should:
call the police.
stop immediately.
help the injured.
All of the above.
4. While inside the roundabout, you should:
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
all of the above.
5. If a tire blows out, drivers should:
hold the steering wheel tightly and use the brakes lightly.
apply the brake and hold it.
pull over quickly.
6. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
reduce the minimum following distance.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
keep less space in front of their vehicle.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
7. This road sign means:
Stop sign ahead
Lane ends
Reduction in lanes
8. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
Warning signs (diamond)
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
9. If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
10. Warning signs normally are:
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NM DMV 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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