Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for December 2020

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Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for December 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.

In December 2020, Nova Scotia RCMP charged eight drivers with stunting. Of particular note during the month,​ on December 14 at approximately 9:50 p.m., a member of the Northeast Traffic Services in Cape Breton stopped a vehicle that was travelling 159 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 125 in Point Edward. On December 28, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Kings District RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on the Cornwallis River Crossing in New Minas. The vehicle’s speed was measured at 170 km/h in a 80 km/h zone, 90 km/h over the posted speed limit.

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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