North Yorkshire police are bringing in new measures to stop people going outdoors unnecessarily following the governments new ruling.
The police force will be using vehicle checkpoints in the region to ask drivers if their journey is essential, this could soon be rolled out across the UK.
Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker said, “The new and significant restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Monday evening spell out very clearly what each and every one of us must do to save lives. The message is clear and the warning stark. Stay at home, save lives.
“These are the lives of the people we know and love. Our partners, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents.
“You may never be in such a position again where your simple actions will lead directly to saving lives.”
The police force said the vehicle checkpoints will be random and unannounced.