Police and the Army carried out spot checks in Richmondshire today to ensure restrictions on movement during the coronavirus outbreak were not being broken.
Checkpoints operated in Catterick Garrison and Leyburn.
North Yorkshire Police worked with the Royal Military Police to stop drivers and ask them about their journey.
The Government has ordered the public not to leave their homes unless to get vital provisions or to go to and from work.
However, villagers in the Dales have complained about the number of visitors who have descended on the area since the restrictions were put in place.
Residents are worried they will bring the virus with them and put a strain on food supplies and local NHS services.
Inspector Mark Gee, from Richmondshire neighborhood policing team, said they had stopped motorists who had come to the district from as far as Teesside and Lancashire.
He added: “Road checkpoints in Richmondshire will continue at random places and at random times to ensure that drivers are adhering to the rules and to keep our communities safe.
“Getting in your car and going to exercise elsewhere is unacceptable and putting people’s lives at risk.
“Today we have seen people from as far away as Middlesbrough and Lancashire coming for a day out and that is not acceptable.
“That is putting local communities at risk — people be staying at home.”
Insp Gee thanked local residents for their understanding about the checkpoints.