Last night, police charged a man for driving 50 km/h over the posted speed limit in the 1700 block of the Bedford Highway.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. a member of the HRP Traffic Services Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed along the Bedford Highway as it crosses the 102 Highway. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 116 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
A 19-year-old man from Sackville 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 Services Unit continues to 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 9-1-1.