Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the roads as the "great getaway" sees thousands of families travel to holiday spots around the country.
The Yorkshire Dales is among the most popular areas for holiday makers as well as the South West, South coast, Wales, Scotland and The Lake District.
According to new research just under half of motorists take their car on holiday, with many travelling to France or Germany.
The study also found that about half will check their tyre tread before setting off while almost one in ten make no checks at all.
British drivers will travel an average of 1,082 miles, those from Yorkshire and the Humber cover slightly less at 1,006 miles on average.
MEDIUM A1 North Yorkshire - Queueing traffic and one lane closed on A1 around the A1(M) J51 junction, because of an accident.
Today is the first Friday of the school holidays - which traditionally causes lengthy traffic jams. Drivers in our region could see their journeys lengthened by up to an extra 50 per cent today - particularly before 10am and after 6pm, as families venture off on holiday.
Here is a list of the roads in our region which are most likely to have delays:
- A170 between A1 and Scarborough - 25 minutes
- A64 between York and Scarborough - 15 minutes
- A166 between York and Bridlington - 15 minutes
- M18/M180 between Sheffield and Grimsby - 20 minutes
- A14 between Midlands and East Coast - 40 minutes
- A158 between Lincoln and Skegness - 20 minutes
The Highways Agency will be closing sections of the M180 in August to do essential carriageway maintenance and safety improvement work.Read the full story ›
The M1 in Leeds has been named the worst place in the country for tailgating drivers.
Research found the one-mile section of southbound carriageway between the A1M and junction 47 - saw the largest number of drivers leaving less than a two second gap between their vehicle and the car in front.
Huddersfield-based charity Brake says people are quick to blame other drivers for dangerous behaviour:
MEDIUM M62 West Yorkshire - Fog and visibility is reduced on M62 eastbound between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J37, A614 (Howden). Approach w
MEDIUM A1(M) South Yorkshire - Visibility is reduced and fog on A1(M) northbound between J35 M18 and J45, A659 (Boston Spa). Approach with c
Police have closed a road in Sheffield after workmen uncovered an 'unidentified item'.
Officers were called to Sheffield Road, Tinsley shortly before 10am today and a cordon has been set up as a precaution while specialists investigate.
Properties in the area have been evacuated and motorists are being asked to take alternative routes as there are significant traffic delays.