As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly.
In March 2021, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged 10 drivers with stunting. Of particular note during the month, four drivers in Halifax District were charged with stunting. One driver was travelling on Highway 103 in Timberlea at 190 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. Another was a driver travelling 119 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Lucasville Rd. in Lucasville. One driver was travelling 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Connolly Rd. in Lower Sackville and showed signs of impairment. The driver refused to provide a breath sample on the roadside screening device and was arrested. The driver was charged additionally with Refusal to Comply with Demand.
Other stunting charges in the province included a driver travelling at 161 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Highway 125 in Coxheath. The driver was also issued a seven-day suspension after producing a “warn” result on a roadside screening device test.
Stunting is defined as any person who operates a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager. Anyone driving a motor vehicle 50 Km/hr or more, over a speed limit, may be charged with stunting.
The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50 for a first offence, six points on your license and an immediate seven day roadside license suspension.
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, please report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If you believe it is an emergency, call 911.
Source: Release #notw