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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:
increase your following distance.
use your low beam.
speed up.
decrease your following distance.
2. To avoid the need to make emergency stops while driving in traffic, drivers should:
look ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
drive slower than the flow of traffic.
honk their horn to make others aware of their presence.
drive in the right lane only.
3. As the percentage of alcohol (BAC) in your blood increases, you become:
more intoxicated.
more coordinated.
more sober.
4. This sign means:
u turn only
Warning: sharp left turn ahead.
Hairpin corner ahead.
You must make a U-turn.
You may make a U-turn.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
Every two hours
Once per trip
6. The proper way in which to make a right turn is:
approach the corner in the lane nearest the right curb, but move over toward the middle of the street before turning.
signal and get into the lane nearest the right curb.
slow down and get into the lane nearest the centerline.
7. This road sign means:
divided highway ends sign
Divided highway ends
Divided highway starts
Keep right
Curves ahead
8. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian Crossing
School Crossing
Jogging Trail
Pedestrians must not cross here
9. Stopping distances and severity of crashes:
decrease as vehicle speed increases.
are not affected by vehicle speed.
increase as vehicle speed increases.
10. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Two way left turn
No parking
No U-Turn
Minimum Speed
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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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