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Police charge two men for stunting in separate incidents
Halifax Regional Police have charged two men in separate incidents with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit in Bedford yesterday.
At approximately 11:50 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near exit 4B in Bedford. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 152 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. members of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed near the 100-200 block of the Bedford Highway. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 105 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
A 63-year-old Lower Sackville man (first incident) and a 43-year-old Halifax man (second incident) were ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act, a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. In addition, both men were suspended from driving for one week and the vehicles they were driving were seized and towed.
The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.
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RCMP reinforces safe driving during National Safe Driving Week
National Safe Driving Week kicks off today on this National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. RCMP will be conducting checkpoints beginning today and throughout the week to encourage motorists to drive safe.
“National Safe Driving Week is an opportunity to reinforce the importance of driving responsibly and sober,” says Cpl. Michael Carter with Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services. “It also gives us the opportunity to remind motorists that speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, and not wearing a seatbelt are the four main causes of serious injury and fatal collisions in Nova Scotia.”
Since 2015, there have been 75 fatal collisions and 109 serious injury collisions in Nova Scotia RCMP territory where motorists were not wearing a seatbelt or wearing one incorrectly.
“Wearing a seatbelt can dramatically increase your chances of preventing serious injuries or death in a collision,” says Cpl. Carter. “It’s a simple step we must all take to help us stay safe on the road.”
Road safety is a shared responsibility. Please call 911 if you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety. Include as many details as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle description and license plate number.