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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. 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:
no right turn sign
Right turn on red light permitted
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. Drivers approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
merge to the left.
stop before the intersection.
slow down at the traffic signal.
carefully drive through the intersection without stopping.
5. When driving in work zones, drivers should:
keep a safe following distance.
pass the vehicle ahead when safe.
tailgate the vehicle ahead while reducing their speed.
6. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
always stop before entering the highway.
turn on their emergency flashers right before merging.
select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
7. Regulatory signs are:
8. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrians must not cross
School zone ahead
Pedestrian crossing ahead
9. This road sign means:
speed limit sign
The maximum speed limit under ideal conditions
You must not travel below the indicated speed
You must travel at the indicated speed
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%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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