Road checkpoints are to be used in North Yorkshire to determine if drivers' journeys are essential.
It comes after people across the UK were urged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The move is being introduced to ensure motorists are complying with government restrictions, North Yorkshire Police said.
The checkpoints will be in place at different locations across the county.
A subterranean current flowing all the way through the coronavirus debacle is a sense of totalitarian delight at the draconian government response. A vast number of people seem to revel in it while piously deploring what in the UK is currently a small number of deaths. A suspiciously small number of deaths in my view but that's another story.
They seem to want a strong all-embracing government which tells everyone what to do. They really don't want and don't really understand independence and don't see why anyone else should be allowed to have it.