Two arrested for stunting near Alma

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RCMP have charged two men with Stunting in Alma.

Yesterday, at approximately 11:50 a.m., a member was traveling eastbound in an unmarked police vehicle on Highway 104 near Mount Thom. He was passed by two vehicles racing and passing each other at extremely high rates of speed. Radar readings of 183 and 167 Km/hr were obtained and the member requested assistance from local traffic services to intercept the vehicles.

RCMP Eastern Traffic Services were able to stop the vehicles near Exit 21 in Alma. The two vehicles contained a total of 12 students from the Halifax area. Both vehicles were impounded and returned to the rental company owners. The two drivers, ages 23 and 26, were charged with Stunting. The drivers were immediately suspended from driving for a minimum period of one week. Upon conviction, the drivers face a fine of $2,412.41 and an automatic six points will be assigned to his driver's record.

Cst. Dan MacDonald, a RCMP collision reconstruction/traffic analyst states “This situation was an accident just waiting to happen. Fully loaded or overloaded vehicles do not handle the same, and when you add driver inexperience and poor choices to the mix, this could very well have resulted in a tragedy.”

Organizations: RCMP, Eastern Traffic Services

Geographic location: Alma, Alma.Yesterday, Mount Thom Halifax

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  • anonomus
    March 01, 2013 - 13:23

    I kind of agree with acquitted - 100kph on today's highways is well below average speed actually driven. the speeds MAX should be 130 on double lane(the actual average speed driven on our highways)and if you are not comfortable driving that fast, simply drive 100.

  • flib
    March 01, 2013 - 09:44

    that has got to be about the most assinide thing I have ever read! While cars may have advanced from a technological stand point, drivers reaction times have remained the same, or are you some sort of enhanced/advanced evolutionary human that can defy physics and the time space continuum????? With that comment you just let everyone know that your just a punk.

    • acquitted stunter
      March 07, 2013 - 16:23

      sticks and stones may break my bones, but at least i know its spelled asinine. Perhaps i am younger and more "evolved" more than you flib, i am not sure. so far i have accumulated 14 speeding tickets since 2005 and not one accident so far. Not only do i pay my fines, i have had ridiculous premiums added to my insurance, and i have been forced to re-take my license twice since obtaining them. I am not saying get rid of stunting. I just feel 110 is too slow for MOST parts of the highway. My suggestion is to give qualified drivers with qualified cars the option to travel slightly faster than the 110...say 125-130 for an extra fee. I totally agree with speeding/stunting in non-highway situations. if you are traveling 100+ in a 50 zone you deserve the penalties. Also if you do a little research, driving too slow/under the limit causes more accidents than excessive speed. (says so right in the NS driver's handbook) Not only are you interrupting the flow of traffic, you are enraging the drivers behind you. Speeding more often than not, is a victimless crime. If you do get in a accident, your vehicle's computer should be checked for the last speed traveled. Perhaps justice would have been served to Mr Maserati.

  • susan p
    February 28, 2013 - 14:02

    great job saved someones lifes .see it alot going to truro .the speed limit says a hundred and transport trucks passing you way past the speed zone..i cant understand what they are thinking.but im glad them two were caught.

    • acquitted stunter
      February 28, 2013 - 16:20

      Not everyone thinks 100kph is fast. Most of todays cars handle 140 the exact same as 100. All the safety equipment and research that goes into the cars you buy today, and we are still driving the same speed as the 1970's. The usa has a 80mph limit on some highways, that works out to 129kph. Maybe since stunting is becoming more common on the highways,its time to re-evaluate the laws...oh wait, thats right they want our money...