Speed Limits

The maximum speed limit on Medicine Hat roads is 50 km per hour unless otherwise posted. Reduced speed limits in areas with heavy congestion and high pedestrian use help to improve public safety.

School and playground zones

A maximum speed of 30 km per hour is in effect in playground zones beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. daily.

Speed zones

Following a 2017 posted speed limit review, the City modified speed limits in various speed zones. Downtown, for example, was reduced to 40 km per hour. Portions of Parkview Drive NE were increased to 70 km per hour.

View the speed zone map

Speed reader boards

A speed reader is an electronic sign that detects your current speed by radar and flashes if you are travelling above the posted speed limit.

photo of yellow speed radar sign

Setting speed limits alone is not always effective in improving safety and rely on enforcement to influence behaviour. That’s when modifying the built environment with traffic calming measures to reduce speed will make our streets safer.
Learn more about Traffic Calming