New Mexico Defensive Driving Test

Defensive driving is critically important for anyone who gets behind the wheel, but it is especially important for new drivers. This is because new drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents because of inexperience. Defensive driving involves being aware of both the driving conditions and the other drivers on the road. It also means anticipating issues that might lie ahead and knowing how to handle them when they arrive. As they gain the ability to anticipate and respond correctly, new license holders have a better chance of avoiding accidents. In addition, they will also be in a much better position to respond to surprises that pop up and could be dangerous. Ultimately, defensive driving is a vital skill that all new drivers in New Mexico should learn to keep our roadways safe.

For anyone that thinks of themselves as an excellent defensive driver, our New Mexico defensive driving quiz shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. We’ll cover a variety of topics regarding defensive driving that will help you gauge your true depth of knowledge on the topic. Do you know what to do in low visibility situations? Or, what about driving in a construction zone?

New Mexico Defensive Driving Test

Test your knowledge of defensive driving techniques with this quick quiz. Get settled in and let’s get started! Press start to begin.


Defensive Driving Test
10 Questions, No Time Limit
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1 / 10

When following a truck at night, you should always:

2 / 10

Where should you stop at an intersection where there is a stop sign, but there is no stop line or crosswalk present?

3 / 10

What must vehicles do to be granted right-of-way in a funeral procession?

4 / 10

If you see a pedestrian walking with a white cane, you need to be more cautious because...

5 / 10

When coming upon a flashing yellow traffic signal, how should you proceed?

6 / 10

The stopping distance of a car is equal to:

7 / 10

After a train has passed at a railroad crossing you should...

8 / 10

How many seconds should you trail the car in front of you in good driving conditions during the day?

9 / 10

When should you plan your driving route for a trip?

10 / 10

If a driver is tailgating you, what should you do?

Your score is

The average score is 85%

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