Stunting: Man clocked at 157km/h in Burnside

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

At approximately 8:20 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Burnside Drive in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 157 km/h in a 80 km/h zone.

A 21-year-old 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 seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded. He was also issued a summary offence ticket for unsafe lane changing and having an expired license plate.

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

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