St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will host a First Impact presentations Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to educate parents on how best to prepare their teens or driving and Missouri’s Graduated Driver’s License law.
The program is free and open to the public, but it is specifically directed at parents and teens ages 14 to 19, who are encouraged to attend with their parents. The Missouri police officers and trained civilians.
Research confirms that GDL laws have been instrumental in reducing teen crashes by 20 to 40 percent.
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.
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.
To register to attend either program, people can call Deana Dothage at 573-884-3463, call SFBRHS at 636-239-7871 or go to https://firstimpact.missouri.edu/events.