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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. If a traffic signal light is green and a police officer signals you to stop:
you must stop.
you can tell the officer that signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
you should obey the traffic signal.
2. When driving on wet roads, you should remember:
To stay farther behind the vehicle ahead of you.
That driving on wet roads can cause hydroplaning.
To 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 lines in the center indicate that passing is:
allowed in both directions.
allowed only in your direction of travel.
not allowed in either direction.
5. You are approaching an intersection with a yellow flashing light. You should:
slow down and proceed with caution through the intersection.
prepare to stop; the light is about to turn red.
stop and wait for the light to change.
speed up to beat the red light.
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.
before you start to cross, you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping.
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
All of the above.
7. An aggressive driver:
shows little or no respect for traffic laws.
weaves in and out of traffic.
competes with other traffic.
All of the above.
8. To drive defensively you should:
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 Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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