California received $76 million from the federal government to support traffic safety grants in hopes that the state will continue its trend of decling traffic fatalities.

In 2010, the number of traffic fatalities was lower than the previous year, with 2,715 compared to 2009's 3,081.
This is the lowest number of traffic-related fatalities since 1944.

The decline in traffic fatalities is due to safer cars, enforcement, safer roads, educational programs and the economy, according to the Office of Traffic Safety.

The funding will support 213 grants aimed at traffic safety, according to the Office of Traffic Safety. Among the programs are sobriety checkpoints, educational marketing campaigns, and distracted and drugged driving informational programs.