Teen Drivers

Teen drivers have historically been the focus group of many highway safety programs. With driver’s education no longer offered in most Missouri schools, adequately preparing these inexperienced drivers before they hit the road has become more challenging. Thankfully, several programs, many of them peer-to-peer based, have proven successful in educating teens and promoting safe driving practices.

Teen Driving Statistics
93
people killed in Missouri crashes
45%
Teen drivers in 2020 Missouri fatal traffic crashes were speeding or driving too fast for conditions
74%
Of teen vehicle occupant fatalities were unbuckled in 2020
25
Estimated teen lives saved in 2020 if everyone was buckled up
Year End 2020

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

TRACTION

Teens Taking Action to Prevent Traffic Crashes

Today's teenagers are tomorrow's drivers. TRACTION allows these teens to take action in their communities to promote highway safety and change driver behavior for the better. Get involved today--visit motraction.org

First Impact

First Impact is a 90-minute, evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri’s GDL law. The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes, resulting injuries and fatalities, by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s GDL law. To learn more about First Impact, visit firstimpact.missouri.edu

ThinkFirst Missouri

The mission of ThinkFirst is to prevent traumatic injuries through education, research and policy. The award-winning ThinkFirst for Teens School Assembly Program presents high-impact injury prevention presentations to Missouri schools free of charge. Invite ThinkFirst to your school or organization and be part of the solution to reduce the impact of injuries in Missouri. To learn more, visit thinkfirst.missouri.edu