7/25/2013 10:34 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - $659,084 in federal money was given to the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Office to carry out highway safety and distracted driving prevention initiatives.
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant gives states the opportunity to improve driver behavior and performance, and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle related crashes. It also supported seat belt and child restraint inspections, traffic record improvements, and distracted driving prevention including efforts aimed to stop texting while driving.