Jo Wilson-Ridley, Road Safety Officer, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC), Australia

Jo Wilson-Ridley has worked in road safety for eight years as a road safety officer for four local councils in NSW, Australia - all rural or regionally based. Since 2015 she has been the road safety officer for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) where she has implemented key projects on speed, motorcycle safety, drink drive, fatigue, school zone safety and projects targeted at country roads.

Jo has run QPRC's Local Traffic Committee and been responsible for reviewing the council's road network for lodging engineering funding in black spot programmes, which has seen the successful implementation of four safety treatment projects to the value of $2 million dollars.

She is a qualified road safety auditor and recently attained Level 2 certification for NSW road safety auditing. Jo is also an active member in the ACT Regional Chapter of Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and has been a key member organising regional forums on topics such as Motorcycle Safety of ACT/NSW Regional Roads (2016), Safe Cycling on Regional Roads (2018) and Animal Crashes on Regional Roads (2019).

Presentation: Targeting road trauma on Australian country roads in regions surrounding a capital city
This presentation will look at speed strategies targeting country roads in New South Wales, Australia - both using a safe systems approach and expanding stakeholder and community engagement.