Pair reported for covid breach as police stop car on M62 travelling from Birmingham to Leeds

Two people have been reported for covid breaches after they were stopped in the M62 at Brighouse.

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 7:30 am

The foreign registered white BMW was stopped on the eastbound carriageway.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit found the two people inside the car were travelling from Birmingham to Leeds.

When the car was stopped at Hartshead services the pair said they were travelling to visit a friend.

The BMW stopped at Hartshead services

Both were reported for breach Covid restrictions, the car was seized and the driver has been reported.

What is the road policing unit?

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the Force, an area of 2029 km2 with a population of approximately 2,108,000 people.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.

This network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.