Police have charged a woman with driving in excess of 60 km/h over the posted speed limit today.
At approximately 7:50 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Micmac Boulevard in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 142 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
A 29-year-old woman 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 woman was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle she was driving was seized and impounded. The woman also received a ticket for passing on the right side.
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.