**** HRP Media Release
Police issue 108 tickets for speeding and other vehicle offences
Halifax Regional Police issued 108 tickets for speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences this week throughout the region.
Members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 108 summary offence tickets over the last four days: 53 for speeding; 54 for other offences including no insurance, expired plates, using a cell phone and failed safety inspections; and one for stunting
On March 16 at approximately 10:55 a.m. an officer captured a vehicle’s speed at 159 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Highway 111 near Exit 5. A 26-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 seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded.
Officers also spent time over the last two days addressing speed concerns on the Old Sambro Road in Halifax. A total of 21 summary offence tickets were issued including 17 for speeding, two for driving while licence revoked, one for expired licence plate and one for no insurance.
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.