Police have charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit in Dartmouth this week.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on June 8 a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Main Street in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed in excess of 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.
A 27-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.
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.