Stunting: 118km/h in a 50 zone

Today, police charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

At approximately 8 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 approaching Bayers Road in Halifax. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 118 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

A 30-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. In addition, the man was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded. The man was also issued a summary offence ticket for operating an unregistered vehicle.

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.

Source: Release

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