||The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes, resulting injuries and fatalities, by increasing parental awareness and enforcement.
Parents of new and soon to be teen drivers,
You are invited and you are welcome to bring your teen driver with you.
Watch this video to learn the value of First Impact > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPK1JJlhtwA&t=4s
First Impact is a 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
First Impact provides the tools parents need to monitor, coach and support their new teen driver. First Impact features a video and discussion to promote the importance of parents and teens working together to reduce teen crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Ensuring parents understand the risks and responsibilities associated with driving is essential in preventing teen driving tragedies.
The program is delivered by trained Law Enforcement Officers and Facilitators 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.
SGT Doug Ruediger, Jefferson City Police Department, Deana Tucker Dothage, University of Missouri School of Medicine, PM&R
Lori Branch, State Farm Insurance, Holts Summit, MO