Drivers in Wanaka and Arrowtown may have to cut their driving speeds in busy tourist areas.
The new limits being proposed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council were open for public feedback until the end of the month.
They followed a recent public meeting where residents expressed frustration at the dangerous driving they were seeing by foreign drivers.
Mayor Jim Boult said there was no panacea for this problem but the proposed new limits, formulated before the public meeting, should help.
He said the areas chosen all shared certain characteristics.
"Roads that are a little more challenging than others. Areas where we've seen accidents occur. Areas that have high traffic use"