Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents this morning.
At approximately 8:19 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near the Highway 101 interchange. The officer observed the car’s speed to be 156 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. A 22-year-old woman was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.
At approximately 7:35 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit was travelling in the center lane outbound on Highway 118. A vehicle passed the officer on the right-hand side at a speed of 137 km/h. The vehicle abruptly crossed over in front of the officer and continued into the left-hand lane immediately in front of another vehicle. The driver proceeded to brake hard for no reason, forcing the vehicle behind to brake and swerve off the highway to avoid a collision. The vehicle in question then accelerated and pulled back into the right-hand lane before being pulled over by the officer. A 21-year-old man was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Stunting is a charge that is automatically laid when someone operates a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager.
Both drivers were suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicles were 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.