MVD Driver Handbook in New Mexico
In New Mexico, the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) provides various online driving manuals and DMV handbooks to help you become a safe driver. These include the NM driver's manual, commercial driver's handbook, and motorcycle operator manual. If you're interested in traffic and vehicle law, the NM Vehicle Code is also available online.
The NM DMV driver handbooks have a ton of information for both new and experienced drivers in the state. On this page, you'll find links to the DMV handbooks and driving manuals available in New Mexico.
New Mexico Driver's Manual
To help you get your NM driver's license, it's a good idea to read the New Mexico Driver's Manual (also available in Spanish). In addition to teaching you to become a safe driver, you will learn about the following in the DMV handbook:
- How to apply for a learner's permit and driver's license in New Mexico.
- Renewing or replacing an NM driver's license.
- General rules of the road.
- Sharing the road with other drivers.
- Graduated driver's licensing (GDL) program in New Mexico.
The New Mexico MVD driving manual also includes sample questions to help you pass your knowledge test. For additional preparation, you can always take an online practice test. They are guaranteed to help you succeed.
NM Motorcycle Operator Manual
The DMV manual for motorcycles can be found in the NM Driver's Manual. In addition to learning about motorcycle safety equipment, by studying the motorcycle driving manual, you'll learn how to:
- Apply for a NM motorcycle license.
- Use proper hand signals.
- Share your lane with other drivers.
- Pass other vehicles safely.
- Use intersections.
- Control your motorbike.
For additional study materials, you can take an online NM motorcycle practice test.
Commercial Driver's Handbook
Prior to applying for a commercial driver license (CDL), you'll need to study the NM Commercial Driver's Manual (also available in Spanish).
Subjects covered in the CDL DMV handbook include:
- Applying for a commercial driver license (CDL).
- Transporting cargo and passengers.
- Combination vehicles.
- Towing trailers.
- Tank vehicles.
- Transporting hazardous materials.
- On-road driving examination.
While studying the DMV driver's handbook for commercial drivers is essential to passing your CDL exams, to better prepare yourself for the NM MVD written test, you can also take an online practice test.
Vehicle Code in New Mexico
While the DMV handbook is a great resource, it is not the only one available to you.
Refer to the New Mexico Vehicle Code for all laws related to vehicles, driving, and traffic in the state.
If you recently received a traffic citation, the NM Vehicle Code may help you understand your traffic violation and why you were ticketed in a way you might not be able to find in your driver's handbook. Visit our Traffic Tickets in NM page to learn how to respond to your citation.