On May 18 at 1:50 p.m., a member of the RCMP’s Cape Breton Traffic Services in North Sydney was monitoring traffic on Route 4 (Grand Lake Road). They observed a black Chrysler 300 traveling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed was measured at 180 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr area, 100 km/hr over the posted speed limit.
The RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop, and the 20-year-old male driver 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 male driver’s license was also seized and suspended for seven days.
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.