PPG’s drive for less road use

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Giant banners have been unveiled in support of a campaign to encourage people to drive less.

Birstall-based PPG Architectural Coatings has provided the displays for Road Safety Week outside the Conservative Club in Batley and Bruntcliffe Academy in Morley.

The theme for this year’s campaign, organised by Brake, is ‘drive less, live more’ – aiming to inspire people to walk, cycle or use public transport when they can.

Chris Seaton, environmental, health and safety manager at PPG, said: “Globally, PPG is committed to ensuring that each and every one of its employees goes home safe every day.

“We are delighted to be supporting Brake in its campaign to reduce driving and make our streets safer and more pleasant places.

“We are pleased that Bruntcliffe School has chosen to put up the sign on our behalf so we can help promote the message to keep our children safe at school.

“The Conservative Club is situated in a high traffic area en route to the motorway where the sign will be very visible. We believe this location is an effective place to spread the ‘live more, drive less’ message.”

This PPG has carried out other refurbishment projects including St Peter’s Graveyard and St Peter’s School in Birstall, as well as the Bradley Wood Scout Campsite in Brighouse.

In 2014, five people were killed and more than 60 were seriously injured every day on UK roads.