Safer New Mexico Now (Safer) was founded in 1985, with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries on New Mexico's roadways, which, at the time, held the highest fatality rate in the nation.
Through continued, collaborative traffic safety initiatives, our state currently ranks 13th in traffic fatalities and among the highest in seat-belt use. Today, Safer continues to lead effective efforts to advance traffic safety across the State, with the belief that the best way to battle traffic-related death and injury is through education and prevention.
In order to address the modern-day, complex issues concerning traffic safety, we coordinate educational, community outreach, and law enforcement programs in cooperation with the New Mexico Department Of Transportation (NMDOT) Traffic Safety Division (TSD) and law-enforcement agencies statewide. Doing so gives us a unique and powerful opportunity to offer comprehensive solutions for the obstacles facing our state.