Stunting 17-year-old driver charged: 64 km/hr over the speed limit

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Stunting driver charged: 64 km/hr over the speed limit

On​ January 4 at 11:35 p.m., a member of the Kings District RCMP was conducting routine patrols on the New Minas Connector. They observed a​ vehicle travelling North at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed was measured at​ 144 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr area,​ 64 km/hr over the posted speed limit.

The RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop, and the​ 17-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 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.

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