Minister wants top speed limit cut
Johannesburg - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele is to ask Cabinet to reduce the top speed limit from 120km/h to 100km/h.
"There are increasing calls and signs that something drastic needs to be done to arrest the current situation," Ndebele said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Studies conducted in other countries such as Australia where the speed limit is 110 km/h indicate that a reduction in speed limit can save lives."
Earlier in the day, Ndebele visited an accident scene on the N2, between Empangeni and Mtubatuba, where 10 people were killed in a crash involving a minibus taxi.
Ndebele said 126 people had been killed in the past two months in accidents involving public transport.
"This unnecessary loss of lives on a daily basis calls for a serious review of the current status quo. We cannot afford to have the situation continue like this," he said.