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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:
increase your following distance.
decrease your following distance.
use your low beam.
speed up.
2. This sign means:
school sign
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
Shopping centre ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
3. The best thing to do if you become sleepy while driving is:
drink coffee.
open a window.
get rest or change drivers.
4. When being passed by another vehicle, drivers should:
slow down.
speed up.
maintain a constant speed.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every five hours
Every 50 miles
Once per trip
6. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
Warning: a bikeway crosses the roadway ahead.
Bicycles should yield to vehicles ahead.
Bicycle zone ahead.
7. It is against the law to move into the same lane alongside a motorcycle.
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 with caution
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
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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