MOTORISTS should plan ahead for the Easter holiday.

Experts say roads across the country - including West Yorkshire - will be busy.

The RAC expects up to 17m vehicles on the UK's roads over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

It advises people to leave extra time for journeys.

Spokesman Tess Richardson said: "Roads this evening are likely to be very busy.

"Rush hour will start earlier than usual, as people leave work early to make the most of the long weekend.

"However, with Easter falling in March we are also expecting a busy Good Friday," she said.

"Many schools will not finish until this teatime, so people travelling further afield on holiday may choose to set off tomorrow morning.

"Tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday will also see day-tripper traffic in places of local interest, either outside attractions or retail parks, depending on the weather.

"And on Monday many people who have travelled further afield will be returning from their breaks," added Ms Richardson.