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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. 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
Regulatory signs
4. If you missed your exit on a freeway, you should:
None of the above.
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
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 indicates:
do not enter2
that you must not drive past this sign.
the entrance to a dead-end street.
the entrance to a construction site.
that you must yield the right-of-way.
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
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