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New Mexico Road Signs and Traffic Signals Test

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Road Sign Tests in New Mexico

You pass dozens of signs every day on the street, but how often do you know what those signs mean? New Mexico requires that all new drivers take and complete a written test before applying for a permit or taking a road test, and that test includes a number of questions relating to road and traffic signs.

Taking the Written Test

In the state of New Mexico, you must take a written test on driving laws whether you are an adult or a teenager. The process of obtaining a license in New Mexico requires:
  • Successful completion of a written test
  • Use of a temporary permit or a learner's permit if you are a new driver
  • Completition of a road skills test
The written test and the road skills test are the two most important factors standing between you and a New Mexico driver's license. The road skills test puts you behind the wheel of a car with an instructor beside you to see how you drive and the skills that you possess. However, before you even consider taking the road test, you must take the written test.

What the Written Test Includes

The written test asks you questions about your knowledge of driving laws and safety practices. The New Mexico Driver Manual serves as the basis for that test. Before scheduling an appointment for your driving exam, you should consider taking a New Mexico road sign practice test. Many of the questions on a practice test cover road signs and traffic signs, including what different traffic lights mean, when you can pass on the road and which signs identify hazardous conditions.

Taking the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Road Sign Practice Test

Once you study the information in the New Mexico Driver Manual, you can test your knowledge with a New Mexico traffic sign practice test. While the state doesn't require you to take this test, your score on the practice exam will show you how well you can expect to do on the actual test. It gives you 25 questions on 50 signs that come directly from the manual, and the questions change each time you take the test. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division traffic sign practice test is free for all drivers.

New Mexico MVD Sample Test Questions

Near a controlled intersection, this white rectangular sign with black lettering and symbol indicates that:
  • There is a pedestrian crosswalk.
  • It is recommended to stop behind this location.
  • Parking allowed.
  • You must stop behind indicated mark when traffic light is red.
This rectangular sign with black text on a white background signifies what?
  • Road closed.
  • Posted speed limit.
  • Merge.
  • Bus lane.
This rectangular, half black and half white, indicates that ________.
  • You're sharing the side of the road with a bike lane.
  • It's okay to utilize an empty bike lane.
  • Motor vehicles have the right of way.
  • Motorcycles can use the bike lane.
This sign with black 'X' lettering identifies what?
  • Hidden pirate bounty.
  • Railroad station.
  • A railroad crossing.
  • None of the listed answers.
This square, white sign with black/red symbols tells you what?
  • You may not park here.
  • Entering a school zone.
  • No left turn.
  • Road closed ahead.


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