**** RCMP Media Release
Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for January 2021
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 January 2021, Nova Scotia RCMP charged 15 drivers with stunting. Of particular note during the month, on January 23 at 7:35 p.m., Kings District RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling 157 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 101 in Grand Pre. This was the second stunting offence for the driver which resulted in a fine of $5,872.50. Other stunting charges in the province include, one driver travelling at 193 km/h in 110 km/h zone on Hwy. 103 in Shelburne; a driver travelling at 160 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy. 101 near Yarmouth; a driver travelling 107 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Hwy. 107 in Guysborough and a driver travelling 171 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on Hwy. 103 in Tantallon.
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.