The primary goal of New Mexico’s Occupant Protection (OP) Program is to reduce the number of occupant protection-related traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries.

To achieve this goal, the NMDOT Traffic Safety Division (TSD) has developed this Occupant Protection Plan focused on increasing seatbelt use and use of child safety seats among the driving public.

Kimberly Wildharber, Staff Manager
505-490-1121
kimberly.wildharber@state.nm.us

Program Managers

District 1
Nick Rivera
505-470-8907
nick.rivera2@state.nm.us
District 2
Pierrot Bendegue
505-629-3762
pierrot.bendegue@state.nm.us
District 3
Carmelita Chavez
505-629-3770
carmelita.chavez@state.nm.us
District 4 & 6
Cora Lee Anaya
505-490-1183
coral.anaya@state.nm.us
District 5
John Vargas
505-231-6784
john.vargas2@state.nm.us
Safer New Mexico Now
Eileen Rios
505-471-2239
eileenrios@safernm.org