First Impact will be presented at Warrenton High School, January 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Parents and their teen drivers are invited.
First Impact is a traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri's Graduated Driver License (GDL) law as well as provides them with the tools they need to monitor, coach and support their new teen driver.
Missouri GDL law is a three-step licensing system. The purpose is to ease teens into licensure so that they can build skill in an environment that minimizes those things that are shown to cause the greatest risk for new drivers. Research confirms that GDL laws have been instrumental in reducing teen crashes by 20 percent to 40 percent.
First Impact offers a FREE 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri's GDL law. The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes, resulting injuries and fatalities, by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri's Graduated Driver License 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 speakers who coach parents by presenting key facts and proven strategies to help parents lower their teens' crash risk by utilizing the Missouri GDL law. Warrenton's session will be presented by James Baker, Wright City High School and Tim McDaniel, Conservation Agent, Missouri Conservation Department.
Travel with me on the journey to ZERO deaths on Missouri roadways.
Deana Tucker Dothage
Director, First Impact
School of Medicine, University of Missouri
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1 Hospital Drive/DC 046.00, Columbia, MO 65212