**** HRP Media Release
Police issue multiple tickets for speeding violations
Halifax Regional Police has charged multiple drivers with speeding and one driver for stunting in the last two days.
Yesterday, the HRP Traffic Unit was continuing to monitor traffic throughout the region for speeding violations. Officers issued 23 summary offence tickets for speeding and 42 additional tickets for other offences such as failing to obey traffic sign/signals, no insurance, operating unregistered vehicles and cell phones.
This morning, a member of the Traffic Unit issued a ticket to a 19-year-old Fall River man 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. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 170 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. 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.
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.