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Roving tow truck service

Tow trucks travel along four key corridors throughout the city during the morning and evening peak periods. The trucks remove vehicles that are stalled or inoperable and take them to the nearest safe location. This service is for the safety of the vehicle operator and those travelling on our key corridors. Tow trucks also assist the Roads Operations Centre in identifying trouble spots that are not viewed by traffic cameras.

Benefits of this service

Moving vehicles off the roadway after a minor non-injury incident helps improve safety for everyone on the road, reduces subsequent collisions and reduces collision-related traffic congestion and delays. 

  • Quick clearance of minor non injury collisions and vehicle breakdowns resulting in better traffic flow.
  • Reduced collisions with vehicles waiting for tow trucks on high speed roads.
  • Reduced secondary collisions.
  • Improved incident detection by the Roving tow trucks.

The tow trucks will be in these areas

 

 

Tow trucks travel along four key corridors throughout the city during the morning and evening peak periods. The trucks remove vehicles that are stalled or inoperable and take them to the nearest safe location. This service is for the safety of the vehicle operator and those travelling on our key corridors. Tow trucks also assist the Roads Operations Centre in identifying trouble spots that are not viewed by traffic cameras.

Take it off the road

Calgarians are reminded that if they are involved in a minor non-injury collision they should "take it off the road". Moving vehicles off the roadway after minor incidents helps improve safety for everyone on the road, reduces subsequent collisions and reduces collision-related traffic congestion and delays. In addition, Motorists must slow to 60 km/h, or less if the posted speed is lower, when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped with their lights flashing. Fines for speeding in these areas will be doubled.

Related documents

Roving Tow Truck Incident Management
Roving Tow Truck Map ​​