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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:
reduction of lanes sign
No right turn
Two way Traffic
Lane ends
Divided highway ends
2. The driver is about to:
hand signal left turn
turn left.
turn right.
3. When an approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beams, you should look:
towards the left side of the road.
straight down the middle of the road.
None of the other answers is correct.
towards the right side of the road.
4. This sign means:
winding road sign
The road may be Slippery when wet.
Series of curves ahead.
No turns are allowed on this road.
Narrow road ahead.
5. Drivers may cross solid yellow lines:
at any time.
only to pass traffic moving in the same direction.
during daylight hours only.
when making turns.
6. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Roadway narrows or lane ends
Freeway on ramp
Narrow bridge
Yield right-of-way
7. When a pedestrian carrying a white cane is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you, before making your right turn, you should:
tell the pedestrian where to cross the street.
turn off the ignition until the person crosses the street.
use your horn to help the pedestrian cross the street.
yield the right-of-way and wait until the pedestrian crosses the street.
8. You ________ traffic headed toward you when you turn left.
must not yield to
can handle
must interrupt
must yield to
9. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Never use
It is not recommended to check
Always rely on
Never depend on
10. Warning signs are normally:
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NM DMV Practice Test Facts

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