A man faces a stunting charge as a result of a traffic stop yesterday in Dartmouth.
At approximately 10 p.m., officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed inbound on Highway 111, passing Micmac Boulevard. Officers were able to clock the speed of the vehicle at 160 km/h; the speed limit in the area is 80 km/h. The Mitsubishi Lancer was eventually stopped on Highway 111 by the Burnside Drive exit.
The 18-year-old male driver was served with a summary offence ticket for stunting under section 163(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, received an automatic seven days suspension of his driver’s license and had his vehicle was impounded for seven days. A stunting charge carries a penalty of $2,314.41 upon conviction.
Speed is a major contributing factor in motor vehicle collisions. We remind motorists that increased speed decreases your reaction time and increases your stopping distance. With the winter fast approaching, police would like to remind motorist to slow down during adverse driving conditions. Many winter driving collisions are attributed to drivers failing to adjust their speed to road and weather conditions.