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.

November 2020

November 23

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom
    Northwest Region Speakers
    Marsha Jones, Retired Law Enforcement Officer
    Chief Deputy Michael Claypole, Livingston County Sheriff's Office
    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

December 2020

December 2

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm via Zoom
    Kansas City Region Speakers
    SGT William Lowe, Missouri State Highway Patrol;
    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
     
  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom
    Northeast Region Speakers
    James Baker, Wright City School District
    Dean Meyer, Retired Law Enforcement Officer
    Nancy Baca, Agent, State Farm Insurance, Centralia, MO
    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

December 7

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom
    Southwest Region Speakers
    Brent Forgey, Nixa PD
    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

December 17

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

December 21

  • ​​​​​​​First Impact ZOOM presentation​​​​​​​
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom
    Central Region Speakers
    CPL Kyle Green, Missouri State Highway Patrol;
    DEP Steven Verble, Boone County Sheriff's Office;
    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 2021

January 5

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    St. Louis Region Speakers
    CPL Dallas Thompson, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Allyn Workman, Driver Ed Instructor
    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 12

  • First Impact ZOOM presentation
    6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
    Kansas City Region Speakers
    LT Collin Stosberg, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    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

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