RICHMOND, Va. -

The Virginia Highway Safety Office is accepting applications for safety grants.
 
The grants are aimed at reducing traffic deaths and injuries, including programs that increase seat belt use, deter drunken driving and speeding and distracted driving, and promote motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, teen and senior driver safety.
 
Interested applicants must attend a workshop and apply online at www.dmvnow.com.
 
The deadline for grant applications is Feb. 28.
 
Nearly 400 grants are awarded each year.