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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. Many crashes are caused by:
driving too fast for conditions.
frequently checking mirrors and blind spot.
yielding the right of way.
maintaining a 4-second following distance between your vehicle and any vehicle in front of you.
2. This sign means:
school sign
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
3. If you become sleepy while driving you should:
drink coffee.
open a window.
get some rest or change drivers.
4. When being passed by another vehicle, drivers should:
slow down.
slightly increase their speed.
maintain a constant speed.
5. If your car goes into water, you should:
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
call the fire department immediately.
None of the above.
6. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
Warning: a bike-way crosses the roadway ahead.
Bicycles must yield to vehicles ahead.
Bicycle zone ahead.
7. Although there may be enough room in the traffic lane for an automobile and a motorcyclist, you should not share the lane with the motorcyclist.
8. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
means that you need to stop.
9. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No U-turns
No right turn
All traffic must turn right at next intersection
Right turn on red light permitted
10. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
Flashing red light
Police officer
Stop sign
Red light
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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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