**** HRP Media Release
Police charge three drivers for stunting
Police have charged three people with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Akerley Boulevard in Dartmouth. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 158 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
At approximately 9 a.m. the officer observed a second car in the same area travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer captured that vehicle’s speed at 156 km/h in the 100 km/h zone.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Bayers Road in Halifax. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 102 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
The three men were 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 men were suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicles they were driving were seized and impounded.
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.