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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. As long as you don’t leave the road, you may legally pass a vehicle on the right:
Only during daylight hours.
when you are turning into a one-way street with no oncoming traffic.
if you are on a two-lane, two-way road and the other vehicle is turning left.
2. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
make a U-turn because the lane ends ahead.
be prepared for workers and equipment ahead.
maintain your current speed while changing lanes.
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 a 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. If a tire blows out, drivers should:
hold the steering wheel tightly and do not apply the brakes.
apply the brakes firmly.
pull over quickly.
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
Merge right
8. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
None of the other answers are correct.
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
9. When dust is blowing across the roadway making it difficult to see other vehicles, you should drive slower and turn on your:
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
10. Warning signs are:
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NM DMV Permit Test

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