Police charge man with stunting
A Halifax man who was caught driving at a high rate of speed last week in Halifax has been charged with stunting.
At 3:45 p.m., on July 28, a member of the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit observed a speeding car travelling outbound on Barrington Street near Richmond Street. The 72-year-old driver was travelling at 106 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. He 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, he was suspended from driving for one week and his vehicle was 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 their continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, the Traffic Unit continues to focus on speed enforcement. The Traffic Unit urges citizens to watch their speed and be remember that the faster you drive, the less time you have to react.