**** RCMP Media Release
Stunting driver charged: 65 km/hr over the speed limit
On April 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a member of the RCMP Traffic Services in North Sydney was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 125 near Exit 5. They observed a Toyota Camry travelling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed was measured at 165 km/hr, 65 km/hr over the posted speed limit.
The RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop, and the 19-year-old male driver from Pleasant Hill was charged with Stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was seized and impounded. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. The driver was also charged for Driving Without Insurance and Failing to Wear a Seatbelt.
The RCMP want to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.