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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 MVD Driver’s Manual. The written test consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 18 correct answers to pass (72%).
1. When riding at night you should:
speed up.
decrease your following distance.
use your low beam.
increase your following distance.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Divided Highway
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. A driver approaching a flashing red traffic signal must:
merge to the right.
stop before entering the intersection.
slow down at the light.
drive carefully without stopping.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every five hours
Every 50 miles
6. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
always stop before entering the highway.
merge over two lanes at once and speed up.
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 here
Pedestrians walking along the road 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 speed indicated
You must travel at the speed indicated
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
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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