Halifax Regional Police have charged two drivers with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit earlier in the week.
On Tuesday at approximately 2:10 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 travelling northbound. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
On Tuesday at approximately 3:10 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 travelling southbound. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 131 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
A 23-year-old Dartmouth man (first incident) and a 28-year-old Halifax man (second incident)were both 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, both men were suspended from driving for one week and their vehicles were 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 offences causing concerns for road safety. 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.