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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:
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
use your low beam.
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. What effect might alcohol and another drug have when combined in your blood?
Reduce the effects of the alcohol.
Reduce the effects of the drug or medicine.
The combination could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
No effect, they are different substances.
4. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
Can be found before reaching a sharp curve or school crossing.
is used at dangerous intersections.
alerts drivers to a warning sign.
All of the above.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Every two hours
Every five hours
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. Always signal when:
pulling in or out of a parking space.
pulling into traffic from a parking area or alley.
changing lanes.
All of the above.
10. You may continue carefully through a yellow light if:
you are within the intersection.
there is an emergency vehicle crossing your lane.
you are turning right.
there are no pedestrians crossing.
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NM DMV Written 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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