Stunting: 157 km/h on Highway 118 near Burnside

On March 21 at approximately 7:55 a.m., a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Exit 13. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 157 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A 21-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 and the vehicle he was driving was seized.

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.

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