The Virginia Transportation Safety Board has approved $971,508 in federal funds for highway safety programs in Virginia localities.

Allocations are available under the U.S. Highway Safety Act of 1966 and administered by the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.

Alcohol programs, designed to keep intoxicated drivers off the road and educate the public on drinking and driving dangers, received $325,618.

A total of $217,100 was allotted to selective enforcement programs to help keep speeding drivers off Virginia's highways.

Projects for identification and surveillance of accident locations received $193,600 to computerize systems and for traffic accident investigation training.

Traffic records projects, designed to provide data on traffic accidents, drivers, motor vehicles and roadways, were allotted $100,400 to computerize systems.

Localities were granted a total of $91,240 to continue implementation of uniform standards to reduce severe accidents through traffic control.

Emergency medical services programs received $21,850 to train emergency vehicle personnel in first aid techniques.

Grants to Northern Virginia jurisdictions:

Alexandria -- $1,000 for initiation of a child safety seat program and $80,000 for a local Alcohol Safety Action Program office operation.

Fairfax City -- $2,000 to provide public information on alcohol and highway safety.

Falls Church -- $27,500 to aid a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) selective enforcement program and purchase alcohol detection units, and $20,000 to purchase a traffic surveillance and data collection system.

Manassas -- $5,000 to train officers for a DUI selective enforcement program and $2,000 to aid an intersection survey program.

Winchester -- $19,000 to aid a DUI selective enforcement program and $1,600 to provide for vehicular DUI/homicide training.

Arlington -- $2,000 to initiate a pedestrian safety program.

Fairfax County -- $31,000 to provide accident investigation training.

Loudoun -- $10,500 to purchase a radar unit and aid a DUI selective enforcement program.

Prince William -- $12,000 to purchase alcohol detection units, $2,300 to purchase radar units, and $8,000 to purchase signs for unmarked streets.