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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.
speed up.
2. When driving on wet roads, you should remember:
pavement is slick immediately following a rainfall.
driving on wet roads can cause hydroplaning.
you should give yourself additional time to stop.
All of the above.
3. Your first response to reduced visibility should be:
to look for road edge markings to guide you.
to turn on your headlights.
to reduce your speed.
to turn on your windshield wipers.
4. Roads with double solid yellow line markings in the center indicate that passing is:
allowed in both directions.
allowed only in your direction of travel.
not allowed in either direction.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every five hours
Once per trip
Every 50 miles
6. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping, before you start to cross.
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
All of the above.
7. How many different classes of mopeds are there?
8. You drive defensively when you:
keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.
look only at the car in front of you while driving.
always put one car length between you and the car ahead.
9. Excessive speed:
helps you to maneuver around obstacles.
saves time so you can get to your destination more quickly.
increases the likelihood of serious bodily injuries and death.
10. A red traffic sign means?
Wrong way.
Do not enter.
All of the above.
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NM DMV Practice 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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