DRIVERS in Huddersfield are being urged to ditch their motor and take the bus - for free - as part of a car amnesty.
Bus firm Arriva has joined forces with European children's environmental programme Eco-Schools to launch the one day amnesty on November 13.
Arriva will encourage regular car users to take public transport instead, by offering them a free bus ticket.
Drivers must register on a central hotline the car journey they would normally take.
For every car user that registers, Arriva will make a donation to Eco-Schools, which runs schemes to encourage children to walk or use public transport to get to school.
Vouchers and local bus information is being delivered to households throughout Huddersfield.
Ken Clarke, managing director of Arriva Yorkshire, said: "We are encouraging people to consider whether some of their regular car journeys could just as easily be made by catching the bus.
"While there will always be a place for the car in many people's transport requirements, a huge environmental benefit could be achieved through reduced air pollution if people switched from car to bus for just a few of their journeys."
Any car users wanting to register their route to work with Arriva should contact 0121 3624070.
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