**** HRP Media Release
Police charge man for stunting on snow covered roads
Halifax Regional Police charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit in Dartmouth today.
At approximately 2 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 in Dartmouth near Wright Avenue. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 151 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on snow covered roads. A 29-year-old Halifax man was 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, the man was suspended from driving for one week and the vehicle he was driving was seized and towed.
The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
Winter driving conditions can vary dramatically in our region and require the driver’s full attention. Road conditions often warrant a significantly slower speed than what is posted. Remember to allow extra time for your commute so you don’t feel that you have to rush. When the roads are slippery, a vehicle’s stopping distance increases so allow extra space between you and the road user ahead.
In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our Traffic Unit 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.