Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia – Four men have been charged for stunting by the RCMP’s South Shore Traffic Services Unit in the past six days. Drivers can be charged for stunting when they drive at speeds of more than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. All four men were charged as a result of RCMP officers being out, proactively patrolling the highways and were not the result of complaints from members of the public. Highway 103’s posted speed limit is 100 km/hr.
- On October 19, a 20-year-old man from Chester was charged with Stunting for driving 165 km/hr near Exit 12 on Highway 103.
- On October 24, a 21-year-old man from Bridgewater was charged with Stunting for driving 160 km/hr near Exit 12 on Highway 103.
- On October 27, a 49-year-old man from Halifax was charged with Stunting for driving 162 km/hr near Exit 10 on Highway 103.
- On October 27, a 36-year-old man from Chester Basin was charged with Stunting for driving 167 km/hr near Exit 9 on Highway 103.
“Stunting is an example of aggressive driving and speeding that has been shown as one of the causes of serious injury and fatal collisions in Nova Scotia, ” says Cst. Mark Skinner of RCMP Traffic Services. “RCMP members are out on the roads, enforcing the laws of the Motor Vehicle Act, in order to keep our highways safe, but we always encourage the public to call 911 if they see someone driving unsafely. “
The offence of Stunting carries a fine of $2422.00, six demerit points, a seven-day driving suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.
Nova Scotia RCMP