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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.
use your low beam.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
2. The driver is signaling:
hand signal left turn
turning left.
turning right.
3. An approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beam headlights. Where should you look?
Towards the left side of the road.
Straight down the middle of the road.
Towards the wheels of the approaching vehicle.
Towards the right side of the road.
4. This sign tells you that:
winding road sign
the road may be slippery when wet.
there are a series of curves ahead.
no turns are allowed on this road.
the road narrows ahead.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Once per trip
Every five hours
Every two hours
6. This road sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
Lane ends or roadway narrows
Freeway on ramp
Narrow bridge
Industrial area
7. You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog 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 your engine until the person crosses the street.
tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
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. The most common color of warning signs is:
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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
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:18
Passing score:72%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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