**** HRP Media Release
Police charge 31 drivers for speeding
Halifax Regional Police charged 31 people with speeding on Friday.
The HRP Traffic Unit was monitoring traffic on many of our roadways throughout the region on Friday. In addition to charging 29 drivers for speeding, members of the Traffic Unit also charged two drivers with stunting.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. an officer observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed outbound on Highway 102 near the Kearney Lake Road exit. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The 25-year-old Halifax man was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.
At approximately 1:48 p.m. an officer observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 159 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The 31-year-old Eastern Passage 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. 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. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.