UK lockdown: Officers introduce checkpoints to check reasons for travelling
26 March 2020, 16:12
LBC's reporter tells Shelagh Fogarty about the North Yorkshire police who are the first officers to set up to checkpoints to clarify why people are traveling.
Boris Johnson's "stay at home" message is being supported by North Yorkshire police with checkpoints coming in today. At these points officers will be stopping vehicles and ensuring drivers are adhering to government restrictions. asking if drivers' journeys are essential. They will also be on foot and dispersing groups.
will be making sure drivers are adhering to government restrictions.
- no travelling to beauty spots to exercise
- no meeting up with family or friends
- no going out just for a drive
LBC's reporter Elizabeth Baines told Shelagh Fogarty that the officers will be stopping vehicles and asking if drivers' journeys are essential. They will also be on foot and dispersing groups.
The checkpoints will be unannounced and will be at different and random locations.
The Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker said these measures are to support the Prime Minister's "clear and stark warning" to remain home and aid the NHS to save lives.