19-year-old male charged with stunting

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Travelling 56 km/h over the posted speed limit

Driving 56 km/h over the speed limit has resulted in a charge of stunting for a Pictou man.

A member of Pictou District RCMP was conducting regular patrols on Three Brooks Road on April 2 near 3 p.m. when he stopped a vehicle travelling at 136 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The 19-year-old male driver from Pictou was charged with stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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The vehicle was seized, towed and his 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.