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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:
speed up.
decrease your following distance.
use your low beam.
increase your following distance.
2. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
slow down because the lane ends ahead.
be prepared for workers and equipment ahead.
change lanes and maintain your current speed.
3. When you are involved in an accident, you should:
call the police.
stop immediately.
help the injured.
All of the above.
4. While inside the roundabout, you should:
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
all of the above.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
6. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
reduce the minimum following distance.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
keep less space in front of their vehicle.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
7. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Stop sign ahead
Curve ahead
Reduction in lanes
8. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
Warning signs (diamond)
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
9. If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
10. Warning signs normally are:
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NM DMV Test Practice

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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