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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:
pedestrian crossing
School crossing
Pedestrian crossing
School zone
Work zone ahead
2. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
prepare to leave the lane safely.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
stay in their lane.
turn off the ignition.
3. Drinking alcohol while taking drugs:
reduces the effects of the alcohol.
reduces the effects of the drug or medicine.
could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
has no effect, they are different substances.
4. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
can be found before reaching a sharp curve.
is used at dangerous intersections.
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
All of the above.
5. A driver who's being passed on the right and the left by many vehicles while driving in the center lane of an highway should:
move to the lane on their left.
move to the lane on their right.
take the next exit.
6. What should drivers do when they see this road sign?
advance warning sign
increase their speed to cross the intersection before a train arrives.
slow down, look for a train, and be prepared to stop.
come to a complete stop and wait for a train to cross.
look for a human flagger.
7. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
wear approved helmets.
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
None of the above.
8. When driving in fog, drivers should use high beam headlights.
9. Drivers should always signal when:
pulling out of a parking space.
pulling into traffic from a parking area or alley.
changing lanes.
All of the above.
10. Drivers may continue carefully through a yellow light if:
they already are within the intersection.
an emergency vehicle is crossing your lane.
they are turning right.
there are no pedestrians crossing.
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NM DMV Test Facts

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