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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. This road sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Divided highway ahead
Traffic signal ahead
Yield the right-of-way
2. Distracted driving:
is never dangerous.
usually causes the driver to drive slower.
causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
is only dangerous for inexperienced drivers.
3. ___________ are green with white letters and symbols.
Warning signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
Service signs
Regulation signs (regulatory signs)
4. If you want to get off of a freeway, but you missed your exit, you should:
flag down a police officer for an escort back to your exit.
pull onto the shoulder and back your car to the exit.
make a U-turn through the median.
go to the next exit, and get off of the freeway there.
5. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a reduction of lanes.
a narrow road ahead.
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
6. This sign is used to prevent:
do not enter2
wrong-way entrance on one-way streets and expressway ramps.
entrance to dead-end streets.
entrance to road construction areas.
entrance to full parking lots.
7. This warning sign:
speed reduction sign
shows the current speed limit that all vehicles traveling in the direction of the arrow must not exceed.
provides advance notice to upcoming speed limit change.
indicates the suggested highest safe speed.
tells drivers that the minimum safe speed is 45 MPH.
8. When driving in work zones, drivers should:
reduce their speed and be prepared to stop.
closely follow the driver in front of them.
maintain their speed through the work zone.
9. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
The other driver.
No one.
10. At a light rail intersection, you should always:
look both ways before crossing the tracks.
be alert and obey all traffic signals.
share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
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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