New Mexico FREE Practice Test Sections

The FREE Practice Test questions are made to be very similar to those on the actual written drivers test because they are taken directly from the official New Mexico Driver’s Manual. Our Study Guide is the most effective way to learn everything you need to know about road rules, traffic signs and signals, parking, and safety. We recommend taking our FREE sample practice test after you review our Study Guide. Using these study tools will enable you to pass the written knowledge exam the first time you take it!

Become Familiar with Traffic Laws

Drivers must know all traffic laws in order to prevent accidents from happening and to be safe and responsible traffic participants. You need to learn them also in order to successfully pass the written drivers test. Take the Sample Practice Exam in order to check your knowledge on traffic laws. After that, we advise you to go over the sections you knew the least before taking the written knowledge exam.

Recognize Traffic Signs

Traffic signs are usually placed on the side of the road and can be found in different shapes and colors. You must understand them in order to become a safe traffic participant. The written drivers exam has questions on traffic signs, which focus on:

  • Traffic sign colors and shapes.
  • Traffic sign identification and meanings.
  • Placards and warning signs.
  • Turns at intersections.

Use the Study Guide and Free Sample Practice Test to go over traffic signs.

Obey Traffic Signals

The meanings of traffic signals are as important as the meanings of traffic signs. You are required to learn them in order to pass the written drivers test. Therefore, advises you to check your knowledge by practicing with the Free Practice Tests before taking the official New Mexico DMV written exam.

Familiarize Yourself with Pavement Markings

Drivers are also required to understand and obey pavement markings in order to drive safely on New Mexico roads. Take the sample practice test in order to see how much you understand about pavement markings such as:

  • Edge and lane lines
  • White lane markings
  • Crosswalk and stop lines
  • Yellow lane markings

Drive Carefully in Inclement Weather

The inclement weather conditions in New Mexico may often cause accidents and injuries on the roads. The New Mexico written drivers exam includes questions on how to operate a motor vehicle in such conditions, and in the following situations:

  • Engine breakdown
  • Tire blowout or power failure
  • Driving in foggy weather with limited visibility
  • Driving on wet roads, due to rain or snow
  • Drifting, skidding and hydroplaning
  • Wet brakes or brake failure
  • Jammed gas pedals

DMV Driving Exam Study Checklist

Go through this five-step written drivers exam study checklist to get the most out of your exam prep:

  1. Review the official New Mexico Driver’s Manual: The New Mexico written drivers exam contains questions taken from the driver’s manual sections on traffic laws, signs and signals, parking, and driving safety.
  2. Take the Driver’s License Sample Test – The sample test is very similar to the actual drivers knowledge test.
  3. Read the Study Guide: Purchase our detailed Study Guide, which contains only the most important information you need for the written drivers exam.
  4. Test yourself with Premium Practice Tests: Use the Premium Practice Test as many times as you feel you need.
  5. Take the written knowledge test: Once you reach a score of 90 percent or higher on a practice test, you are ready to take the written drivers test at the closest New Mexico DMV office and pass it on your first try.

Getting Your Driver’s License

Passing a written drivers exam is mandatory for getting a learner’s permit or a driver’s license. But, in order to get your New Mexico driver’s license, make sure to also complete the rest of this step-by-step process:

  1. Read the New Mexico Driver’s Manual.
  2. Take the Free Practice Test.
  3. Use the Study Guide, rereading the subjects you aren’t so familiar with.
  4. Take the practice driving exam as many times as you want.
  5. Gather the required documents for a driver’s license.
  6. Take the official DMV written drivers exam at a local office.
  7. Pass a vision test.
  8. Pass the road exam.
  9. Submit the documents and payment.
Last updated on Sunday, May 27 2018.