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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. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
honk their horn to establish their right-of-way.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
2. If your car becomes disabled on a highway, you should:
stop where you are.
stop in the right lane.
park with all four wheels off the highway, if possible.
3. What is the purpose of minimum speed limits?
To decrease the state average speed statistic.
To allow emergency vehicles with red flashing lights to safely pass other vehicles.
To halt the traffic flow.
To keep a smooth traffic flow.
4. Drivers should adjust their rearview and side mirrors:
before they get into the car.
before they start driving.
whenever they need to use them.
5. This sign means:
advance warning sign
One-way street 
The road ends ahead
No Passing Zone
Railroad crossing
6. What do warning signs mean?
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
All of the above.
7. What should you do if your headlights suddenly go out?
None of the other answers are correct.
Brake immediately and activate your emergency lights.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Use your emergency lights, parking lights or directional signals.
8. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
You must come to a complete stop.
The traffic light will soon be red.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
9. A red flashing signal means the same as a:
caution sign.
yield sign.
red light.
stop sign.
10. Drivers should always be looking:
beside, ahead and to the rear of the vehicle.
at the left lane.
directly in front of the car.
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NM DMV Written Test Facts

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