**** HRP Media Release
Police charge 20 drivers for speeding
Halifax Regional Police charged 20 people with driving in excess of the posted speed limit yesterday.
At approximately 1 p.m. a community response officer 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 158 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The 17-year-old female youth from Enfield was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.
At approximately 2 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 in Halifax near Bayers Road. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 160 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The 32-year-old Truro man was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Stunting is a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. In addition, both drivers were suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicles they were driving were seized and will be impounded for seven days.
The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
In addition to the two drivers charged with stunting, members of the Traffic Unit charged 18 other drivers for speeding yesterday in areas throughout the region.
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. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.