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Stunting driver charged: 60 km/hr over the speed limit / RCMP remind parents to ensure helmets are used

On June 23 at 11:30 a.m., Shelburne RCMP stopped a vehicle for driving at 160 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on Highway 103 in Sable River.

The vehicle was observed passing two other vehicles who were travelling the speed limit, when RCMP stopped the 2014 Mercedes-Benz.

The 39-year-old man from Halifax was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2422.50. His driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was seized.

Shelburne 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 RCMP at 800 803 RCMP (7267) or 911.

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On Friday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Lunenburg District RCMP respond to a collision on Highway 3 in Robinson’s Corner after a child on a two-wheeled scooter was struck by a car.

The child, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, struck the side mirror of a vehicle while riding on the highway. The 12-year-old boy left the scene and returned upon arrival of RCMP. He was treated by EHS for minor injuries.

“This collision is a reminder for parents to have a discussion with your children around scooter/bicycle safety,” say’s Sgt. David Ferguson, Lunenburg District RCMP. “As a parent, you are responsible to ensure your child is wearing an approved helmet when on their scooter/bicycle.”

No charges are expected against the driver of the vehicle.

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Source: Media Release

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