2022 New Mexico Permit Test 18

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in New Mexico. Each permit practice test question has three answer.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in New Mexico. Each permit practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for New Mexico please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/new-mexico/car.

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1. It is best to keep a space cushion:

Explanation
To ensure that you will have time to react to hazards on the roadway, it is best to keep a cushion of space on all sides of your vehicle. Do not crowd vehicles to your left and right sides.

2. The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to:

Explanation
When roads are wet, cars take a longer distance to stop and may skid on quick turns. Do not use cruise control when driving under wet or icy conditions. Reduce your speed and drive with caution.

3. When entering the interstate, check for a gap in traffic in the nearest lane, adjust your speed to match traffic, signal, and:

Explanation
Before merging into interstate traffic, you should identify a gap, accelerate to the speed of traffic, and signal. Merge into the gap when it is safe to do so. Be alert to other traffic and do not expect other drivers to clear the lane.

4. You see pedestrians near the road. You should:

Explanation
Watch for any pedestrian who may cross your path. If you see pedestrians near the road where you are driving, slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.

5. When driving on the highway, consistently looking far ahead of your vehicle:

Explanation
To avoid the need for last-minute braking or turning, consistently watch the road far ahead of your vehicle. By looking ahead and being ready to stop or change lanes if needed, you can drive more safely, save fuel, and help keep traffic moving at a steady pace.

6. A solid white line on the right edge of the highway slants in to the left. That shows that:

Explanation
A solid line along the side of the road indicates where its edge is, marking the boundary between the travel lane and the shoulder. If the edge line angles toward the center of the road, this means that the road is narrower ahead.

7. To ensure that your physical condition does not cause you to drive in an unsafe manner, you should:

Explanation
Your physical condition has an important bearing on your ability to drive safely. Drivers should be aware of their physical limitations and only drive if it is safe to do so.

8. When parallel parking, you should park within ____ of the curb.

Explanation
When parallel parking, your vehicle should be no farther than 18 inches from the curb. Always park in a place that is visible to drivers coming from both directions.
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