North Yorkshire Police is warning motorists not to make unnecessary journeys because of the floods.
Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership are re-launching a campaign responsible for dramatically reducing the number of deaths on the roads.
A £2 billion project to improve roads in Sheffield begins today.
Humberside Police are warning motorists to avoid the Market Weighton bypass which has been fully closed.
A1079 Market Weighton bypass now fully closed until further notice. Avoid the area if possible. Traffic heavy. Be patient. #1544
It's also been reported that the air ambulance has landed near what is thought to be a two vehicle collision on the road.
Police say the vehicles involved are believed to be a red Mitsubishi Colt and a white Citroen Berlingo van.
An occupant of one of the involved vehicles has sustained injuries requiring urgent hospital treatment resulting in the need for attendance of the air ambulance.
Air ambulance attending an accident on A1079 near Market Weighton, road is closed. Delays likely for any buses in the area until road clear.
The A160 Eastbound has been closed due to multi-vehicle accident between A180 (Brocklesby Interchange) and Habrough Road / Top Road.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Drivers in West Yorkshire are being targeted in a new scheme to educate them about the "fatal four".
The Roads Policing Units have identified excess speed, drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and distractions like mobile phone use as the main causes of serious or fatal accidents on our roads.
Each week in November will be devoted to one of the fatal four with officers hoping to educate people in West Yorkshire to try and reduce the number of fatal and serious accidents they are called to deal with.
Work has started on the £56m Doncaster relief road which has angered some environmental campaigners but which is expected to bring thousands of jobs to a deprived part of our region.
The road will link the M18 motorway to Robin Hood Airport at Doncaster - the first phase of one of Yorkshire's most ambitious regeneration projects.
But councillors have been forced to defend their decision to allow the road to be built through green belt land. David Hirst reports.
Roads in Yorkshire are among the worst in the country when it comes to potholes. According to data the B6273 South Moor Road in Barnsley and King Lane in Leeds have been identified as the worst in the country.
The number of people putting in claims for compensation for pothole related damage has risen by 79 per cent in the last year.
The number of deaths on South Yorkshire's roads has remained at its lowest level since 2003, according to the local Safer Roads Partnership. 29 people were killed last year from collisions, a reduction from its peak in 2006 when 71 people died.
The number of people classed as seriously injured also remained relatively low compared with the previous decade. 450 were "seriously injured" last year, compared with 684 in 2003.
– Ken Wheat, Safer Roads Partnership Manager
It is pleasing to see that we have had no child fatalities on South Yorkshire roads in 2012, and that the total number of child casualties has also fallen. However, we cannot afford to be complacent. Every injury collision causes pain, grief and suffering for the families and communities involved. We shall continue to develop and deliver initiatives that have an impact in reducing risk and casualties.
The results in South Yorkshire match those around the country, where total road deaths since 2002 have fallen by almost 50%. This equates to almost 1,700 lives saved every year. The volume of traffic over the same period increased slightly, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Road safety charity Brake says cutting road police officer numbers will cost more in the future. it comes as figures reveal the average number of police officers cut in Yorkshire is 24 per cent.
“It is desperately worrying such large cuts continue to be made to traffic policing, just as progress is being made to improve the law on deadly drug driving. Roads police officers do a vital job enforcing important safety laws and protecting the public – their work is proven to save lives and prevent injuries and suffering. Cutting traffic police is a false economy, because the crashes and casualties they help to prevent inflict such devastation and are a huge drain on public services.
– Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, Brake
"These cuts also undermine important progress being made by government to tackle drug driving – because as much as we need a new drug driving law and screening devices, we also need the officers out there to enforce it. We urge the government to make roads policing a national policing priority, to make sure we have a strong deterrent against the risk-taking on roads that can easily cost lives.”
Road Safety charity brake says the reduction in road police officers will cause more accidents - and even deaths.
List of reductions in road police officers by area
- North Yorkshire - 26.68 per cent reduction
- South Yorkshire - 29.78 reduction
- West Yorkshire - 16.8 per cent reduction
- Lincolnshire - 5.07 per cent reduction
- Derbyshire - 25.95 per cent reduction
A charity says traffic police cuts in the region could mean drink and drug drivers get away with it.
Traffic police numbers in Yorkshire have dropped on average by twenty four per cent between two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve. Charity Brake says lives could be lost.
Overall, between 2008 and 2012 traffic police officers across Great Britain decreased by 12 per cent.
The president of the Automobile Association, Edmund King, said "about a third" of AA members had made insurance claims in the past two years as a result of cars being damaged by potholes.