Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for November 2020

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Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for November 2020

As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges​ monthly.

For the month of November 2020, Nova Scotia RCMP charged seven drivers with stunting. Of particular note this month, on November 23 at approximately 12:20 p.m., Kings District RCMP stopped a vehicle on the Hwy. 101 in Kingston, which was travelling at 184 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The heavy rain and poor visibility at the time, made operating a vehicle in this manner extremely dangerous.

Stunting is defined as any person who operates a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager. Anyone driving a motor vehicle 50 Km/hr or more, over a speed limit,​ may be charged with stunting.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is​ $2,422.50​ for a first offence, six points on your license and an immediate seven day roadside license suspension.

Speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road safety is a priority for the RCMP and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, please report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If you believe it is an emergency, call 911.

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