Both Washington high schools will host First Impact presentations to educate parents on how best to prepare their teens on driving and Missouri’s Graduated Driver’s License laws.

Washington High School will hold a program Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will hold a program Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Both programs are free and open to the public, but it is directed at parents and teens ages 14 to 19, who are encouraged to attend with their parents. The Missouri police officers and trained civilians.

Missouri GDL law is a three-step licensing system that eases teens into licensure so they can build skills 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 for either program, call Deana Dothage at 573-884-3463, call the high school or go to