Western Cape authorities are planning a 10km/h reduction on all speed limits within the province.
This will see the speed limit in urban areas in the province reduced to 50km/h while the maximum speed on open roads will be cut to 110km/h
"The carnage on our roads is an issue that affects us all. The distinction between driver, passenger and pedestrian becomes non-existent as we all bear a shared responsibility to ourselves and others," provincial MEC for Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle said.
In addition to the speed limit reduction, the MEC wants to see the implementation of 40km/h and 30km/h zones near shops, schools and areas of "high pedestrian concentration".
The MEC also plans to enforce the wearing of seatbelts in vehicles.
Passengers caught without a seatbelt will be fined 'personally' rather than having the driver punished for the offence.
The planned speed limit regulation has not been passed into law as yet. The Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Bill has been published in the Provincial Gaze and is open for public comment until 20 Spetember 2012.