Today, police have charged two men with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 150 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
At approximately 9 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 in Halifax. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 125 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
A 29-year-old man and a 57-year-old man were 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 two men were suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicles they were driving were seized and impounded.
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.