Stunting: 50km/h over the limit in Dartmouth

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit Tuesday in Dartmouth.

At approximately 1:20 p.m. members of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Pleasant Street. The officers captured the vehicle’s speed at 105 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

An 18-year-old Dartmouth 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 one week and the vehicle 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.

The driver was also ticketed for driving while revoked.

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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