Officers from the Road Policing Unit will later today be specifically stopping HGV drivers as part of the FATAL4 campaign.
The crackdown will be targeting illegal HGV drivers who speed, use mobile phones whilst driving, do not wear seat belts and those who drink drive. Drivers caught breaking the law will be video recorded along both the north and southbound Leicestershire sections of the M1 by police officers in an unmarked HGV.
Drivers who are caught breaking the law will be escorted to the VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services) weighbridge off Junction 18 of the M1, where they will be dealt with by the police.
Every driver stopped will be breath tested as part of the Christmas Drink Drive campaign.