As of 4pm Saturday, there are no road blocks in place, however police are stopping and searching some vehicles. Please check that your car is fully insured etc before heading to site, and read the following information on your rights:
– If your car is stopped, the driver has to give name and address if asked, but passengers do not (unless suspected of an offence). It is also sensible to answer questions related to the legality of your driving, e.g. whether you’re insured or not, who owns the car, but do not answer other questions. You do not have to get out of the car or open the window more than is necessary to speak to the officer, and it is suggested that you lock the doors and remove the key from the ignition. The police may ask the driver for ID or driving documents, but you are not required to carry any. They will probably ask who owns the vehicle so if it is not yours, you must know who it’s registered to. They may give you a ticket (known as a producer) that requires you to produce your licence, insurance certificate and MOT certificate at a police station within 7 days. (Source: FreeBeagles – freebeagles.org).
– The police do not have the power to search cars under traffic legislation. If a search is carried out, the police must state what power the search is under (please see here for more information). You do not have to give your details during a stop and search, unless you are the driver of the vehicle.