First Impact offers a FREE 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri’s Graduated Driver License law.

Attendance is perfect for parents of teen drivers, ages 14 - 19 and new & soon to be drivers.

First Impact aims to eliminate motor vehicle fatalities and injuries among teens. It further attempts to reduce teen involved crashes by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri's GDL law.

Objectives of the program are to increase:

  • Awareness of teen driving risks
  • Understanding of Missouri’s GDL law
  • GDL monitoring and enforcement at home
  • Importance of being a positive role model

The program is delivered by trained Facilitators and Law Enforcement Officers who coach parents by presenting key facts and proven strategies to help parents lower their teens’ crash risk by utilizing the Missouri GDL law. The statewide program is available free of charge. Funding is provided by MoDOT’s Highway Safety & Traffic Division, Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital and State Farm.

Please consider sharing these invitations with parents of teen drivers as well as agencies and safety partners who serve parents and their teens.

September 2021

September 27, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Speakers
    CPL Kyle Green, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    SGT Doug Ruediger, Jefferson City Police Department
    Moderator: Deana Dothage, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Department of PM&R, ThinkFirst Missouri
    RSVP 573-884-3463 or Register in advance for this meeting

October 2021

October 18, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Speakers
    David Church, WSP, Senior Supervising Traffic Engineer;
    Moderator: Deana Dothage, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Department of PM&R, ThinkFirst Missouri
    RSVP 573-884-3463 or Register in advance for this meeting

November 2021

November 3, 2021

  • First Impact at Keller Public Library
    402 West Grant Street
    Dexter, MO 63841

    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers
    Deana Dothage, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Department of PM&R, ThinkFirst Missouri
    RSVP 573-884-3463 or Register in advance for this meeting

November 9, 2021

  • First Impact at MSHP Troop A
    504 SE Blue Parkway
    Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers
    SGT Andy Bell, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    SGT William Lowe, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    RSVP 573-884-3463 or Register in advance for this meeting

 

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