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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. A red traffic signal light means that drivers must:
stop at the stop line.
when there is no stop line, stop before entering any crosswalk.
where there is no stop line or crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection.
All of the above.
2. When turning or changing lanes, drivers must:
signal only if there is traffic.
signal only when driving in traffic at night.
signal only when driving at night.
always signal their intentions even when there is no traffic visible.
3. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Turn left or go through
No right turn
Two way right turn
Flagger ahead
4. The only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC) is:
drinking coffee.
taking a cold shower.
fresh air.
5. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
quickly change speed or lane position.
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
All of the above.
6. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
None of the above.
7. Most signs used in street work areas are:
diamond shaped.
rectangle shaped.
regulatory signs.
8. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
traffic from all four directions must stop.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
All of the above.
9. When an authorized vehicle using its sirens and flashing lights approaches a vehicle, the driver should pull to the right-hand edge of the roadway and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass.
10. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the right side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
look into the left side mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
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