The Traffic Unit is responsible for the enforcement of provincial regulations and city bylaws, as well as the investigation of all serious motor vehicle collisions, injuries and fatalities. In addition, members of the unit provide over-dimensional loads and funeral escorts, traffic education through lectures to a variety of community groups and conduct joint force check stops with partners such as; Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Alberta Infrastructure & Transportation Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch.
The Traffic Unit oversees the repair, maintenance and training for the breath testing equipment. The current approved instrument used is the Intox EC/IR II & the roadside screening device used is the Alco-Sensor FST.
The Sergeant of the Traffic Unit participates as a member of a variety of other community safety committees such as the Southeast Alberta Safety Alliance Society and acts as a liaison officer to the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) School Safety Patrol Program working with the Regional Coordinator. The School Safety Patrol Program provides traffic education to patrollers in grades five and six. Each month the best patrollers are selected by their school as the "Patroller of the Month" and are rewarded for their efforts with a certificate and prizes sponsored by local businesses.
As part of the Alberta Occupant Restraint Program, every Wednesday between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM throughout the year, members of the public can attend a FREE car seat clinic to ensure child and infant seats are correctly installed. Between the months of May to September the clinics are held at the Alberta Health Services Clinic (located on Dunmore Road SE). During the months of October through April the clinic is held at the Alberta Health Services EMS station located on Trans Canada Way SE.
Each month the members of the Patrol and Traffic Units concentrate their efforts on the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), enforcing those traffic offenses focusing on the leading causes of collisions. See this month's focus here.
If you would like to report a traffic concern or persistent traffic violation(s) in a specific area that can be expected to re-occur, please use the Traffic Services Request form.
If you are reporting a "one off" complaint where a specific violator or license number can be identified please call the police non-emergency line 403-529-8481 to report.
For information about Reporting a Collision click here
For a list of high collision locations within the city of Medicine Hat.
For more information about Traffic Safety in Alberta click here
Traffic Request Form