Drivers charged with stunting in Avonport



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ATLANTIC BRIEFS DESK Two drivers are facing stunting charges after being caught going more than 85 kilometres per hour above the speed limit in Avonport. The incident occurred around 12:10 p.m. on Oct. 9 on Highway 101. A 39-year-old man from Abernethy, Sask., was driving a Ford Mustang while a 43-year-old man from Kentville was driving a Ducati motorcycle. They were each caught going 186 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. They were two of the 18 drivers charged with stunting by Nova Scotia RCMP in October. The Mounties release monthly information about stunting as road safety is a priority for the force. Anyone driving a motor vehicle 50 km/h 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 with six points added to the driver’s license and an immediate seven-day roadside license suspension. Anyone who sees someone driving unsafely is asked to report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911 if it is believed to be an emergency.