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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 NM 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 Driver's Manual. The MVD written test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
2. If involved in an accident, drivers should:
avoid standing or walking 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 beams on.
look in the direction of the vehicle.
4. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Hospital parking ahead
Lane change
5. When there is a _______ at an intersection, you must come to a complete stop, yield to cross traffic/pedestrians, and then proceed when clear.
a solid red light
a flashing yellow light
a flashing red light
a solid green light
6. Double solid yellow lines mean:
passing is not permitted in either direction.
the lane to the left may pass.
the lane to the right may pass.
passing is permitted in either direction.
7. Drivers who have been drinking are more likely to:
be less reactive.
Yield the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles.
keep a safe following distance.
8. If driving in foggy weather, drivers should turn on their high-beams 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:
turn left two way
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:
do not enter wrong way
Drivers may proceed if the way is clear
U-turns are prohibited
Drivers are about to enter a one way street the wrong way
All of the above.
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NM DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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