A man has been charged by the police for driving recklessly on Highway 102 in Bedford today. The incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. when a member of the Traffic Unit spotted a vehicle zooming at a significantly high speed near the Bedford Common. According to reports, the car was clocked at 160 km/h in an area where the speed limit is only 100 km/h.
The 28-year-old driver was issued a ticket for “stunting” under the Motor Vehicle Act. This charge is applied automatically when a vehicle exceeds the speed limit by more than 50 km/h. In addition to the hefty fine of $2,422.50 in Nova Scotia, the driver will also have six points added to their driving record. The man’s driving privileges have been suspended for a week, and his vehicle has been seized.
The police have been actively addressing traffic safety concerns and emphasizing the importance of adhering to road regulations. Speed enforcement has been a key focus in their efforts to keep the roads safe for everyone. The public is urged to play their part in maintaining road safety by reporting any instances of dangerous driving to the police via the emergency hotline at 911.
Ensuring the well-being of both drivers and pedestrians remains a top priority for law enforcement, and measures are being taken to educate citizens on the rules of the road. By raising awareness and enforcing traffic laws, authorities hope to create a safer environment for all motorists.