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South Australia outlines plan to halve road deaths

South Australia is targeting at least a 50 per cent reduction in road deaths within the next decade despite a horror start to 2023.

So far this year, 24 people have been killed on the state's roads compared to 10 at the same time last year.

In response, the government on Monday released a road safety action plan to reduce the number of deaths by at least 50 per cent and the number of serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2031.

The plan targets key behaviours including drink and drug driving, speeding, distraction and the incorrect use of seatbelts as well as dangerous road users.

It includes a combination of approaches from enforcement to education and public awareness.

"The impacts of road trauma are significant for families, friends, workmates, first responders and the community," Police Minister Joe Szakacs said.

"The action plan provides strong accountability through safety performance indicators and annual reporting to make sure that what we are doing is working to reduce deaths and serious injuries as a result of road trauma."