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Yarmouth RCMP charge man with stunting after motorcycle clocked driving 60 km/h above posted speed limit


RCMP say driver was travelling 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Yarmouth Rural RCMP have charged a 43-year-old man with stunting after the motorcycle he was operating was clocked traveling 60 kilometres over the posted speed limit.

The driver was clocked traveling 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Highway 3 in Pleasant Lake prior to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23.

The driver was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. Additionally, his license was suspended for seven days and motorcycle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

"Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment members are committed to improving the safety of our communities by taking a proactive approach to traffic enforcement," said RCMP Detachment Commander Ben Parry. "‎The members take pride in the communities where they live and work, and are dedicated to keeping their fellow residents safe from dangerous driving."

When is is speeding versus stunting?

"Stunting starts at 50km/h over the posted limit. It also encompasses racing or doing donuts/burnouts," said Parry.

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 800 803 RCMP (7267) or 911.

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