**** HRP Media Release
Police issue 154 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other vehicle-related offences
Halifax Regional Police issued 154 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other motor vehicle-related offences this week.
Monday through Thursday, members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 154 summary offence tickets: 30 for speeding, one for stunting, 35 for using a cell phone while driving and 88 for other offences including no insurance, expired plates and no license.
Officers spent time in Halifax in the areas of Summer Street, Jubilee Road, Coburg Road, Purcells Cove Road, Bayers Road and Susie Lake Crescent as well as Main Street in Dartmouth in relation to community concerns.
As previously reported, on June 8 an officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Main Street in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. A 27-year-old 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. The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. In addition, the man was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded.
In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on distracted driving and speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe.