Welcome to your New Mexico Practice Test Directions: When you apply for a DMV driver’s license or instruction permit as required, you will be given a test consisting of several parts, with all of them being compulsory. You will be required to answer questions about traffic laws and to identify certain signs by their shape, color, or the symbol appearing on them. The questions are based on the information provided in the driver's manual. Studying the manual before taking sample DMV driver's tests is highly recommended. 1. The yield sign means:If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stoppingGo. The light will soon be redStop if you can2. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:exceed the speed limitpass red lightsall of the above3. You must use ___ when the sun is shining brightly or when a line of cars following you could obscure your turn signal4-way flashersparking lightsbrake lightshand signals4. A _______ offers you the best possible protection in a car crash and is therefore your best defense against a drunk driverwindshield wipercurved cushion seatcar-sensitive toolkitsafety belt5. On one-way roads, solid yellow lines are used asright-edge linescenter linesstop linesleft edge lines6. This road sign:provides an advance notice of a roundabout.warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.7. On a four-lane divided highway, you approach a school bus that has stopped with flashing red lights and an extended stop arm on the opposite side of the highway. What do you do?Slow down and proceed with cautionProceed with cautionStop and remain stopped until the red lights stop flashing and the stop arm is retractedStop, yield if necessary then proceed8. You have reached an intersection controlled by a stop sign. Where must you stopBefore the stop lineBefore entering the intersectionBefore the crosswalkWhichever of the above you reach first9. Where are yield signs usually placed?Where auxiliary roads lead into major roads.Where major roads lead into auxiliary roadsAt intersections, if there is no marked stop line10. This road sign means:Do not enterA steep grade is aheadLow clearance11. Before attempting to merge into the traffic on a controlled-access highway, you should use _____ to get up to highway speedthe merging lanethe traffic lanethe deceleration lanethe acceleration lane12. When driving on the freeway behind large trucks, you should:increase your following distance.drive closer behind the truck than for a passenger vehiclemove to the right of the truck and pass it quickly13. When you see this sign:Add description here!Curve Ahead, Drive 40mph or more around the cornerCurve Ahead, 40mph or less recommendedif you are driving 40mph or less you should stay in the right lane14. When a train is within 1500 feet of a railroad crossing, you must ____ to avoid a collisionturncross quicklyspeed upstop15. This road sign means:slow down slippery when wetdetour aheadroad curves ahead16. This sign warns drivers of:a narrow bridge ahead.low clearancea low place in the road17. What is the best way to driver through a curve?Decelerate before the curve and accelerate after you have driven past the curveAccelerate before the curve and then decelerate when rounding the curveDecelerate before the curve and then accelerate when rounding the curveMaintain a constant speed throughout the curve18. When dust is blowing across the roadway making it difficult to see other vehicles, you should drive slower and turn on your:parking lightsheadlightsemergency flashers19. In ____, the wheels must be within 12 inches of the curbuphill parkingdownhill parkingdouble parkingparallel parking20. When you approach a yield sign, you mustprepare to slow downcome to a complete stopturn aroundtake a detour21. Roads are the most slippery:the first rain after a dry spellafter it has been raining for an hour or morefor the first 2 hours of a rain storm22. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to:let them pass if it's safe to do soflash your brake lightsalways keep your eyes focused ahead of your car23. What does this sign indicate?A school zone is aheadA school bus stop is a headA library is aheadPedestrians are not allowed24. which of the following is NOT a safe driving practice?looking at an electronic visual displaylooking forward and sideways while parkingLaughing and huming to musicLooking in your mirrors for a moment25. What does this road sign indicate?Trucks turning aheadA steep downgrade aheadA slippery road aheadA one-lane bridge ahead26. This road sign means:Railroad CrossingOne WayLimited parking27. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars, therefore you should:slow down when drivingmake constant visual checksshare your lane with motorcycles28. you may pass a vehicle on the right in all of the following situations EXCEPTwhen the vehicle is in a left-turn lanewhen you are in a left-turn laneon a one-way street, where all lanes of traffic are moving in the same directionon roadways with at least two lanes traveling in your direction29. What does this sign indicate?The divided highway ends aheadTraffic is merging aheadA one-way road is aheadA divided highway starts ahead30. Flashing or sequencing arrow panels in a construction zone may be used todirect vehicles into certain parking areasguide drivers into certain traffic laneswarn against careless drivingdivert drivers into work zones31. If you are having vehicle trouble at night and need to stop, you should use _____ to avoid an accident4-way flashershigher gears first and then lower gearshigh-beam headlights and then low-beam headlightshand signals and high-beams headlights32. If weather or light conditions require you to have your lights on while driving:Use your parking lightsUse your high beamsUse your low beams33. When you encounter a flashing red light, you muststop, yield, and proceed when safestop until the light turns greenslow down, yield, and proceed when safeturn around34. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?The other driveryouno one35. Blocking an intersection during rush hour traffic is not permitted:under any circumstancesunless you entered the intersection on a green lightunless you have the right-of-way36. When parking your vehicle facing downhill next to a curb, you should turn the front wheelstoward the leftaway from the curbtoward the curbparallel to the curb37. When are you allowed to cross a double solid yellow line next to your lane?NeverTo change lanesTo turn leftTo pass the vehicle ahead of you38. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:on the fronton the rightdirectly behind them39. This road sign is aregulatory signservice signguide signwarning sign40. What does this sign indicate?A divided highway is aheadA no-passing zone is aheadA one-way road is aheadA two-way road is ahead41. When you see this sign you should:slow your speed and do not pass other vehiclesslow your speed and be prepared to stopincrease your speed and try to pass other vehicles42. When approaching a construction site, drivers should:honk their horn to alert construction workers of their presenceaccelerate to get out of the way quicklyslow down and adjust their driving manner43. Alcohol:makes you less aware of what is happening to your driving abilitiesmakes it easier to make correct decisionsimproves your reaction time44. At a railroad crossing, flashing red lights, lowered crossing gates, or ringing bells mean thatyou must stopthe road ahead is closedyou must slow down down and proceed with cautionyou may not turn left45. The picture shows a _________ sign.sharp turnno left turnno U-turn46. A person walking with a white cane or guide dog is likely to bea deaf persona traffic enforcement officera blind person47. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the roadmerge into the correct lane when it is safespeed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane48. If you approach a flashing red traffic light, you:Are traveling in the wrong directionMust treat the intersection as if it is controlled by a stop sign.May not proceed until it changes to green49. When passing a pedestrian who is walking on the road and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you should:keep driving, you have the right-of-wayhonk your horn to warn the pedestrianslow down and let the vehicle pass first50. Warning signs normally are:rectangles.trianglesdiamond-shaped51. When driving in a construction zone you should:slightly increase your speedexpect the unexpectedcome to a complete stop and check road conditions52. You should increase your following distanceat night or if it is rainingwhen the roads are slipperyall of the above53. A steady yellow arrow signal displayed with a circular green signal meansYou must come to a complete stop and then proceed when it safe to do soThe previous protected green arrow movement is endingYou can safely turn in the direction of the arrowyou must increase your speed54. The impact of a collision is _____ greater at 40mph than at 20mphthree timesfour timesfive timestwo times55. to make a right turn, drivers should:turn from the right lane.turn right from any laneswing to the left before turning right56. What does this sign mean?make a sharp right turnprepare to stopthe road ahead curves to the righta rest area is open on the right57. What do flashing red lights on a school bus indicate?The bus is stopped to load or discharge passengersTraffic that approaches from either direction may proceedThe bus is about to stop58. If your vehicle is skidding, you should turn the front wheelstoward the righttoward the leftin the opposite direction of the skidin the direction of the skid59. What does this road sign mean?rest area aheadconstruction zone aheadforest zone aheadparking zone ahead60. If no reduced speed limit signs are clearly posted within a work zone, you should:drive faster than the posted speed limitobey the normal posted speed limitdrive slower than the posted speed limit61. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:you increase the chance of a crashyou increase the chance of a crash. the large vehicle will take much longer to stopyou can reduce fuel consumption62. If you continually pass the other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction, you will:help prevent the chances of a crash occurring due to traffic congestionget to your destination much fasterincrease your chances of being involved in an accident63. Which of the following statements about railroad crossings is FALSE?Watch out for more than one trainYou can shift gears on the railroad crossingNever drive around crossing gatesAlways stop when a train is close, even if the crossing is unmarked9 out of 8Time is Up! 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