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Highway Racing Definitions Regulations
made under Section 163B of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 2008-297 (May 28, 2008, effective June 1, 2008), N.S. Reg. 284/2008
1 These regulations may be cited as the Highway Racing Definitions Regulations.
Definition of “contest” and “race”
2 In subsection 163(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, “contest” or “race” means a situation in which a person does any of the following:
(a) drives a motor vehicle at a speed above the lawful rate of speed in a manner that indicates that the driver is engaged in a competition;
(b) drives a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates the intent to chase another vehicle;
(c) drives a motor vehicle at a speed above the lawful rate of speed to outdistance or attempt to outdistance 1 or more other vehicles;
(d) drives a motor vehicle at a speed above the lawful rate of speed and repeatedly changes lanes in close proximity to 1 or more other vehicles.
Definition of “stunt”
3 In subsection 163(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, “stunt” means any of the following actions:
(a) attempting to lift all or some of a vehicle’s tires from the surface of the highway, other than when using lift axles on a commercial motor vehicle;
(b) attempting to spin or circle a vehicle without maintaining control of the vehicle;
(c) driving on the portion of the highway designated for use by oncoming traffic for longer than necessary to overtake 1 or more other vehicles;
(d) driving with a person in the trunk of the vehicle;
(e) driving from a position in a vehicle other than the designated driver’s seat;
(f) driving 50 km/h or more above the lawful rate of speed;
(g) driving without due care or attention, reasonable consideration for others on the highway or in a manner that may endanger other persons, including any of the following:
(i) driving in a manner that indicates an intention to prevent another vehicle from passing safely,
(ii) stopping or slowing in a manner that indicates an intention to interfere with the movement of another vehicle,
(iii) driving as close as possible to another vehicle, a pedestrian or a fixed object,
(iv) making a left turn at an intersection controlled by traffic control signals immediately after the signal facing the vehicle changes to solid green and before a vehicle that was stopped facing a red light in the opposite direction is able to proceed straight th[r]ough the intersection.