[FREE] New Mexico DMV Permit Test Questions and Answers

Below we present to you the driving test questions in the state of New Mexico, these questions you will face in the real test of driving in New Mexico.

A collection of 50 New Mexico driving test questions.

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Note: The correct answers are in bold.

New Mexico DMV Permit Test Questions and Answers

1. You come to an intersection that is blocked by other traffic. You should:
Go slowly until the traffic ahead moves.
Get as close as possible to the car in front of you.
Stay out of the intersection until you can pass through.
Sound your horn to make the cars move up.

2. A driver entering interstate traffic from an entrance or acceleration ramp:
Should yield to drivers already on the interstate.
Has the right-of-way.
May force their way into traffic.
Can assume that other drivers will change lanes to make room.

3. This sign means:

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Sharp turn ahead, slow down.
Work crew ahead.
Side road.
Playground ahead.

4. A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same requirements as:
A slow sign.
A yield sign.
A stop sign.
An intersection sign.

5. When driving under icy or snowy conditions, which driving technique will help drivers avoid crashes?
Add extra weight to their vehicles to improve traction.
Get off the highways as quickly as possible.
Reduce their speed and increase their following distance.

6. When driving in work zones, you should:
Increase your speed to get through the zone as quickly as possible.
Reduce your speed and be prepared to stop suddenly.
Maintain your normal speed the whole way through the zone.

7. Smoking and preparing to smoke while driving:
Do not affect driving abilities.
Help maintain driver alertness.
Are distracting activities.
Are not distracting activities.

8. If your car's suspension is bad, it can cause:
Vehicle control problems.
Squealing brakes.
Slack in the steering.

9. This sign tells you that:

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No turns are allowed on the road.
The road narrows ahead.
There is a series of curves ahead.

10. If two drivers arrive at the same time to a four-way intersection controlled by stop signs:
The driver on the right has the right-of-way.
The driver on the left has the right-of-way.
One driver may continue driving without stopping.
One driver should honk to indicate that they are giving up the right-of-way.

11. Never drive a vehicle through, around, or under any railroad gate or barrier.

12. Give the right-of-way to any pedestrian who is:
In a marked crosswalk.
In any crosswalk or intersection.
Crossing any street.

13. When driving in fog, you should use your high beam headlights.

14. When you need to change lanes, it is important to:
Signal your intentions ahead of the lane change.
Make sure the lane is clear before entering.
All of the above.

15. This sign means:

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You must drive slowly and sound your horn.
You are entering a school's parking lot.
A school zone is ahead.

16. This sign means:

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Yield sign ahead.
Side road entering from left.
Stop sign ahead.

17. When approaching a four-way stop, drivers must yield the right-of-way to all motorists who arrived before them.

18. If you are getting tired while driving, you should:
Stop and either get rest or change drivers.
Drink something with caffeine.
Open a window.

19. You can help keep the driver behind you a safe distance away from your vehicle by:
Driving 10 mph faster than the car behind you.
Driving 10 mph slower than the car behind you.
Maintaining a steady speed.

20. Which is not a factor in determining the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Steering ability
Braking distance
Reaction distance
Perception time

21. What does this road sign mean?

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Falling rocks
Trucks use second gear
Steep hill

22. The most effective safety restraints in a traffic crash are:
Only a lap and shoulder belt.
Only an airbag.
Both a lap/shoulder belt and an airbag.
No safety restraints.

23. Signs that are colored orange are:
Work zone signs.
Regulatory signs.
School zone signs.
Guide signs.

24. At intersections with a "Yield" sign, you must:
Yield the right-of-way to cross traffic that is near enough to cause conflict.
Yield the right-of-way only to vehicles on your right.
Always slow down and proceed without stopping.

25. In traffic moving at 50 to 55 mph, you are least likely to have an accident if you:
Drive a few miles per hour faster than most other vehicles.
Stay within that speed range.
Drive a few miles per hour slower than most other vehicles.

26. You should drive on the shoulder to pass a car:
If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left.
Under no circumstances.
If the shoulder is wide enough.

27. This road sign means:

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One-way road.
No right turn.
Sharp right turn in the road ahead.

28. A traffic light displaying a green arrow and a red light means that:
You may only drive straight ahead.
You may drive only in the direction of the green arrow.
You must wait for a solid green light to proceed in any direction.
Vehicles moving in any direction must stop.

29. Which of the following are used on some highways to direct drivers into the proper lanes for turning?
Flashing yellow lights
White lines on the side of the road
White arrows in the middle of the lanes

30. On the freeway, you see a "Merging traffic“ sign. You should:

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Always remain at your present speed.
Speed up to avoid congesting traffic.
Move to another lane, if safe, to let traffic enter.

31. When approaching a traffic signal displaying a steady green arrow, drivers:
Should merge into a lane in the direction of the arrow.
Should slow to a stop, if it is safe to do so.
May turn in the direction of the arrow after yielding to traffic and pedestrians already in the intersection.
May drive straight through the intersection.

32. Construction zone signs are generally:
Square or rectangular with white and red coloring.
Round or octagonal with black and yellow coloring.
Diamond-shaped or rectangular with orange and black coloring.

33. Use your headlights on rainy, snowy, or foggy days:
To keep your engine warm.
So others can see your vehicle.
To warn others of bad weather conditions.

34. Crosswalks are:
Always indicated by horizontal pavement markings.
Always indicated by vertical pavement markings.
Either indicated by pavement markings or not marked at all.

35. You should honk your horn when you:
Are traveling through an intersection.
Are passing a bicyclist.
See a child who is about to run into the street.
Are parallel parking.

36. When making a right turn on a green light, you must:
Maintain your normal driving speed.
Stop and look for nearby police cars.
Yield to pedestrians.
Increase your normal driving speed.

37. The presence of double solid yellow lines means you may pass another vehicle from either direction.

38. If you reach an intersection where you wish to turn but you are not in the proper lane, you should:
Quickly cut across traffic to make your turn.
Turn on your blinker and make the turn from your current lane.
Drive to the next intersection and make your turn then.
Safely change lanes then put your vehicle in reverse to go back to the intersection.

39. On a multilane road, a dashed yellow line next to a solid yellow line means:
Passing is prohibited from both directions.
Passing is permitted from both directions.
Passing is permitted only from the direction next to the dashed line.

40. If you experience a tire blowout:
Tap or pump the brakes.
Slow down gradually and use your brakes lightly.
Apply the brakes firmly and quickly.

41. When approaching a school bus that is stopped on the opposite side of a divided highway, drivers:
May continue driving.
Must stop until the school bus begins moving.
Must stop until the stop arm is lifted.
Must stop and wait for the flashing lights to stop.

42. A broken yellow line down the center of a road indicates that:
A construction zone is ahead.
Passing is not permitted from either direction.
Passing is permitted from either direction.

43. You come to an intersection with a flashing red light. You must:
Turn either right or left, since the road is blocked ahead.
Stop at the intersection and wait for a flashing green light.
Stop at the intersection, then proceed as traffic allows.

44. When driving in bad weather, drivers should:
Increase their speed to reach their final destination more quickly.
Decrease their following distance.
Increase their following distance.
None of the above.

45. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on a public highway is:
20 mph.
30 mph.
55 mph.

46. You may pass another vehicle:
In a curve or on a hill because the chance is small that another vehicle is coming.
If your lane is next to a solid yellow line and the passing lane is clear ahead.
None of the above.

47. This road sign means:

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No right turn.
Drive only in the direction of the arrow.
Curve ahead.

48. You must not drive your vehicle at a speed greater than:
A speed that is faster than is reasonable and prudent.
A speed that is safe for existing conditions.
All of the above.

49. If your wheels drop off the roadway or pavement edge, you should:
Wait until it is safe to do so, then gradually re-enter the roadway.
Turn back onto the roadway immediately.

50. You are driving on a narrow road when you meet an oncoming vehicle. You must:
Pull completely off the road and stop.
Allow the oncoming vehicle at least one-half of the main-traveled portion of the road.
Demand the other vehicle pull over to make room.
Turn on your high beam headlights to make sure the other vehicle sees you.

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