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Police charge drivers for stunting and imprudent driving
Police have a charged two drivers for stunting and careless and imprudent driving in the region in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday at approximately 7:30 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Hammonds Plains Road in Halifax. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 173 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
A 22-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.
This morning at approximately 8 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Wright Avenue in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 150 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
A 19-year-old woman was ticketed for carless and imprudent driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The charge requires a court appearance, and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. If convicted there is a three to six month driving suspension.
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.
RCMP charge man with stunting on Hwy. 101
RCMP Southeast Traffic Services has charged a man with stunting on Hwy. 101 in Middle Sackville.
On August 10, at approximately 1 p.m., RCMP Southeast Traffic Services was conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 101 near Middle Sackville, when they observed a vehicle on radar travelling at 163 km/h in a 110 km/h zone. RCMP officers completed a traffic stop of the vehicle. The driver, an 18-year-old East Uniacke man, who also failed to produce a driver’s license and insurance card was charged with Stunting.
Three other occupants were also present in the vehicle, all of which were youths.
Stunting in Nova Scotia results in an immediate 7-day driver’s license suspension and vehicle seizure. The fine for failing to produce a liability insurance card is $1,250 for first time offenders.
One of the contributing factors of serious injury and fatal collisions is speed. The RCMP is committed to reducing serious injuries and fatal collisions by prevention, education, and enforcement.