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.

July 2022

July 13, 2022

  • East Hills Library
    502 N. Woodbine Road
    St. Joseph, MO 64506
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    Stephanie Malita, St. Joseph Public Health Department
    SGT Chris McBane, St. Joseph Police Department
    Register by email to bowmants@health.missouri.edu
    Questions: 573-882-2370

July 27, 2022

  • First Impact ZOOM
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    CPL Kyle Green, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    David Church, WSP, Supervising Traffic Engineer
    Moderator, Tiffany Bowman,
    University of Missouri/ThinkFirst Missouri
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register here

August 2022

August 1, 2022

  • First Impact @ MU Extension in St. Charles County
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    CPL Logan Bolton, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Deana Dothage, MU Extension in St. Charles County
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register by email: bowmants@health.missouri.edu

August 2, 2022

  • First Impact at MU Springfield Clinical Campus
    1845 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    SGT Mike McClure, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Mike Gooch, Advanced Practice Paramedic, CoxHealth
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register by email to bowmants@health.missouri.edu

August 2, 2022

  • First Impact at Jefferson City Police Department
    401 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    SGT Doug Ruediger, Jefferson City Police Department
    LT Collin Stosberg, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register by email to bowmants@health.missouri.edu

August 8, 2022

  • First Impact ZOOM
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    LT Collin Stosberg, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    SGT Doug Ruediger, Jefferson City Police Department
    Moderator, Tiffany Bowman,
    University of Missouri/ThinkFirst Missouri
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register here

August 11, 2022

  • First Impact ZOOM
    6:00 pm - 7:30
    Speakers:
    SGT Doug Ruediger, Jefferson City Police Department
    Allyn Workman, Driver Ed Instructor
    Moderator, Tiffany Bowman,
    University of Missouri/ThinkFirst Missouri
    Questions: 573-882-2370
    Register here
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