YOUNG people will be helped to become better drivers, thanks to a lottery grant.

Safewise at the Weymouth  Community Fire Station and Safety Centre, in Radipole Lane, has been awarded £10,000 to purchase a driving simulator.

This will be used to educate young people about road safety.

It is part of the Roadwise project, an interactive experience aiming to reduce the number of accidents on Dorset’s roads.

Across the South West, 104 projects are today celebrating a share of £838,048 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Dharmendra Kanani, Big Lottery Fund director for England, said: “Our Awards for All programme helps people and communities in need across the country and it’s great to see the creative ways projects like those in the South West are using the grants announced today to make a positive difference in their local area.

“Awards for All funding gives projects small grants ranging from £300 to £10,000 to help people address the issues, needs and aspirations in their local area.”