74-year Old Nova Scotian Driver Clocked at 165 km/h

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Proving that age doesn’t always mean slow driving – or good judgement – a 74-year old Nova Scotia man has been charged by RCMP with stunting, after being clocked at 165 km/h on a provincial highway yesterday afternoon.

The stunting charge in NS is applied to drivers caught doing stunts like racing, donuts, or even jumping a red light to turn left across traffic, but it’s most commonly used against drivers caught doing more than 50 km/h over the posted limit.

That’s how it applied to the Nova Scotian driver caught doing 165 in a 110 km/h zone on Highway 104, just east of Stellarton, and about 165 km north-east of Halifax. He caught up to an RCMP Eastern Traffic Services officer in an unmarked car who was able to monitor the excessive speed. The driver had three children in the vehicle with him when he was pulled over.

As part of the stunting charge, his license was suspended for seven days and the vehicle was seized. On top of the suspension and seizure, he now faces a fine of $2,422.50.

 

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Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Evan is based in Halifax, and has been a car nut for as long as anyone can remember. He autocrosses, does lapping days and TSD rallies, breaks cars and then fixes them again.
  • Kimbell

    Learn to spot those un-marked Police cars…..Look for the little Blue lights on the rear Window shelf or an antennae in the wrong place and always overtake suspicious vehicles …….. Slowly!!!!!……..I never speed any more,……….I can’t afford to pay those expensive Traffic Tickets, so the Cruise Control is always Set one Kilometer below the Posted Speed Limit…..you can tell I’m on a Fixed Income……….

  • Travis Bickle

    Is this post a prank? You come across as being borderline retarded.

  • Travis Bickle

    All geezer drivers (65 and above) should be subjected to a mandatory road test every 5 years to maintain their license or face a lifetime ban. They do not need to drive, they no longer work and typically have more disposable cash than working class people. It’s time to ride the bus or use taxis grandpa.

  • Kimbell

    Yes…….and Yes……..thank you Doctor!!!

  • Wayne Wilkie

    Your response indicates a high level of youthful stupidity. I have no issue with a mandatory driving test, except it should be every 5 years for everyone. As far as your claims that “They do not need to drive” and “typically have more disposable cash than working class people.” Who are you to declare that seniors don’t need to drive. As for having more cash? Get real. Perhaps you should come out of Mommy’s basement now and then. You might learn a thing or two.

  • Don Miller

    If the percentage of old lawbreaking drivers is measured or compared against the percentage of young inexperience lawbreaking drivers, who would form the biggest group? I suggest you consider how you personally would feel about that upper age restriction, when you are yourself one of them old geezers over 65, or perhaps later in your adult life when your out of school and called upon to be driving your pensioner parents and grandparents around.

  • Harry J. Smith

    Living in Ontario, tests for those over 80 is every two years and I expect to pass my 3rd with no trouble in a week!

  • newsfromwashington

    I’m 78 and a far better driver than the young fool who takes his motorbike down my 70k per hour limit road at at least 200. There has to be as many, if not far more, young drivers as unfit to drive as us olduns.

  • newsfromwashington

    It’s a very good bet that young kids wouldn’t pass the first one.

  • newsfromwashington

    Better still only do the speed limit and only when it is safe to do so.

  • Grinch

    You will be 65 one day. See how you feel then you dim wit. You are obviously a young person with limited foresight.

  • Bill03948

    Hey stupid… At age 80 YOU will have to redo your written and road test again. Did you not read your drivers handbook?

  • Travis Bickle

    Hey stupid, I said 65 and above. Can you not read properly???

  • Travis Bickle

    Wrong guess again grandpa.

  • Travis Bickle

    It has been proven that geezer drivers drive substantially less but cause a high percentage of accidents compared to under 65 drivers.

  • Travis Bickle

    It has been proven that geezers DO typically have more disposable cash and assets than working class people. You are obviously a broke ass, bottom feeder geezer and the facts escape you. If someone is retired and does not work, they do not need to drive.

  • Bill03948

    I can read. Did you read your drivers handbook? Maybe we should bring you in to a test center to rewrite your license with a manager.

  • Wayne Wilkie

    Facts don’t escape me at all. It’s you that is living in a delusional world. Working people don’t NEED to drive either, they can take public transit. But that’s not a reasonable choice for most. As for “geezers” not needing to drive? Yur asshole is suckin swamp water and it’s spewing out of your juvenile pie hole. Yur just an internet troll. Conversation over, “mike drop”.