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. This road sign means:
No right turn
Two way Traffic
Lane ends
Slippery when wet
2. The driver is signaling:
turning left.
turning right.
3. An approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beam headlights. Where should you look?
Towards the left side of the road.
Straight down the middle of the road.
Towards the wheels of the approaching vehicle.
Towards the right side of the road.
4. This sign tells you that:
the road may be slippery when wet.
there are a series of curves ahead.
no turns are allowed on this road.
the road narrows ahead.
5. You may cross solid yellow lines:
at any time.
to pass traffic moving in the same direction.
during daylight hours only.
when making turns.
6. This road sign means:
Lane ends or roadway narrows
Freeway on ramp
Narrow bridge
Industrial area
7. You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
tell the pedestrian where to cross the street.
turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
wait until the pedestrian crosses the street.
8. You ________ traffic headed toward you when you turn left.
must not yield to
can handle
must interrupt
must yield to
9. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Never use
It is not recommended to check
Always rely on
Never depend on
10. The most common color of warning signs is:
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 18
Passing score: 72%
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