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, ages 14 - 19.

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 and State Farm Insurance.

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

January 2021

January 13

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Northwest Region Speakers
    SGT Chris McBane, St. Joseph Police Department;
    Marsha Jones, Retired Law Enforcement Officer
    Moderator: Deana Tucker Dothage, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Department of PM&R, ThinkFirst Missouri
    RSVP 573-884-3463 or Register in advance for this meeting

January 19

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Southwest Region Speakers
    Chief Darin Chance, Ash Grove Police Department
    Mike Gooch, CoxHealth
    Advance Practice Paramedic
    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

February 2021

February 1, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Northeast Region Speakers
    Marsha Jones, Retired Law Enforcement Officer
    James Baker, Educator, Wright City High School
    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

February 2, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Central and KC Region Speakers
    LT Collin Stosberg, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Ray Brown, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    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

February 8, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Southeast Region Speakers
    DET CPL John Atkinson, Stoddard County Sheriff's Office
    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

February 16, 2021

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Kansas City Region Speakers
    Ray Brown, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Officer Danny Iiams, Grain Valley 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

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