Stunting: 50km/h over limit on the 118

Police have charged a man for driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit yesterday in Dartmouth.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 outbound before Exit 14. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 166 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. 

A 38-year-old man from Cole Harbour 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, he was suspended from driving for one week and the vehicle that he was driving was seized and towed.

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 #notw

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