Stunting driver clocked at 164 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone

PRESS RELEASE

The Halifax District RCMP charged a driver for stunting on August 12. A member was out conducting regular patrols on Hwy. 102 near Lower Sackville just before 11 p.m. when they noted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The RADAR was activated and the driver's speed was noted to be 164 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone, 64 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The police officer stopped the vehicle, and charged the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fall River, for stunting. The vehicle was seized and towed, and the driver's licence was suspended for seven days.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, report it by calling RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.

File # 19-115077