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 teen's 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 Insurance.

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

February 2023

February 2, 2023

  • Helias Catholic High School Commons
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Doug Ruediger, Sgt. Jeff City Police Dept
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register here

February 16, 2023

  • Dexter Public Library
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Deana Dothage, St. Charles Extension
    John Atkinson, Stoddard Co Sheriff's Dept
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register here

February 17, 2023

  • Union High School Fine Arts Center
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Art Amato, Law Enforcement Liason
    Carol Hoormann, First Impact
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register Here

March 2023

March 2, 2023

March 6, 2023

  • College Heights Christian Church, Joplin
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Mike Gooch, EMT - Cox Health
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register Here

March 7, 2023

  • Smithfield Educational Center, Princeton
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Marsha Jones, Retired Conservation Officer
    Michael Claypole, Livingston Co. Sheriff Dept
    Questions: 314-302-4542
    Register Here

March 8, 2023

  • Fatima High School, Westphalia, MO
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Sgt. Doug Ruediger, JC Police Dept 
    Carol Hoormann, First Impact
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register Here

March 9, 2023

  • Paris High School
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Bob McWilliams, Retired Law Enforcement
    Allyn Workman, First Impact
    Questions: 314-302-4542
    Register Here

March 13, 2023

  • Jefferson City Police Department
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Sgt. Doug Ruediger, JC Police Department
    Questions: 314-496-0110
    Register Here

March 16, 2023

March 23, 2023

  • Premier Driving Academy, Springfield
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    Michael McClure, MSHP
    Carol Hoormann, First Impact
    Questions: 314-496-0110

April 2023

April 25, 2023

  • Pattonville High School
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Speakers:
    Allyn Workman, First Impact 
    Carol Hoormann, First Impact
    Questions: 314-302-4542

May 2023

May 8, 2023

  • Barton County Library, Lamar
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Questions: 314-496-0110

July 2023

July 24, 2023

  • Neosho/Newton County Library, Neosho
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Questions: 314-496-0110

August 2023

August 8, 2023

  • McDonald County Library, Pineville
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Questions: 314-496-0110

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