Speed Limits

Speed limits are set in place to achieve a uniform speed for all motorists. The regulations for speed limits within the city are set out in the Traffic Safety Act and The City of Red Deer Traffic Bylaw. Limits within the city are set & maintained by the Engineering Department and enforced by the RCMP.

For a list of criteria used to determine a speed limit, see Traffic FAQ’s.

Common speed zones and limits:

Always 50 km/hr unless otherwise posted

School Zone - 30 km/h

Effective during school days

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

School Zone sign

*As of August 1, 2017, school zones will be effective during school days 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit our School and Playground Zones page for details.

Playground Zone - 30 km/h

Effective 8:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset every day

Playground Zone sign

*As of August 1, 2017, playground zones will be effective every day 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Visit our School and Playground Zones page for details.

Back Lanes - 20 km/h

Effective every day at all times.