RCMP charge 32 drivers with stunting last month

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    FALL RIVER: N.S. RCMP charged 32 drivers with stunting during the month of September, the force said in a release this week.

    In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly.

    Of particular note this month, on September 19 at 9:10 p.m., Millbrook RCMP stopped a vehicle on the Hwy. 102 in Millbrook, which was travelling at 185 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

    On September 26 at 5:45 p.m., Cumberland District RCMP stopped a vehicle on Hwy. 2, which was travelling at 153 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.

    Stunting is defined as any person who operates a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager.

    Anyone driving a motor vehicle 50 Km/hr or more, over a speed limit, may be charged with stunting.The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50 for a first offence, six points on your license and an immediate seven day roadside license suspension.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, please report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If you believe it is an emergency, call 911.