Nova Scotia

Motorcyclist charged with stunting

A motorcyclist has been charged with stunting after driving more than 50 kilometres an hour faster than the posted speed limit on a Nova Scotia highway.

A motorcyclist has been charged with stunting after driving more than 50 kilometres an hour faster than the posted speed limit on a Nova Scotia highway.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott Warnica said the man was pulled over at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday night on Highway 103 between Tantallon and Halifax.

Warnica said he was travelling 162 kilometres an hour in a zone with a posted speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour.

"The driver has been charged with stunting. He's had his motorcycle seized and his driver's licence seized," he told CBC News.

A first offence for stunting carries a fine of $2,400. Warnica said he's surprised that is not enough of a deterrent.

"We do see quite a few of them or have been seeing quite a few of them and I am surprised that people haven't slowed down," he said.

"In terms of insurance, getting your driver's licence back and maintaining your points so that you can keep your driver's licence, this is going to be a problem for some of these drivers."

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