YTOP - Young Traffic Offenders Program
 

The Young Traffic Offenders Program was founded in 1997 to offer Missouri judges a new way to deter young people from speeding, drunken driving and other related driving offenses. When young drivers, ages 15 to 24 are convicted of these types of offenses, a judge can sentence them to attend a one-day program as part of their probation. Programs are held at area trauma centers.

YTOP participants follow the path they would take after being seriously injured in a motor-vehicle crash. They begin in the Emergency Room, visit Radiology, Intensive Care, and Physical Therapy. Participants eat lunch in the Medical Center cafeteria where two Voices for Injury Prevention (VIP) speakers share their stories. A lunch voucher is provided to each participant. VIP speakers have personally sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.  Following lunch, a member of the Missouri Highway Patrol also visits to share a video and tells of the daunting task of letting a parent know their child has been killed in a motor vehicle crash.  The session concludes with each participant writing a one-page essay describing the events of the day, what they've learned and their reactions to the session. 

Participants tour the Trauma/Emergency Room Tools to aid physical limitations for crash
victims

YTOP sessions are held in one of three area Trauma Centers:

Research Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Truman Medical Center

2010 Dates Location Address
December 17, 2010 Centerpoint Medical Center

19600 East 39th Street,

Independence, MO. 64055

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2011 Dates Location Address
January 7, 2011 Research Medical Center

2316 East Meyer Boulevard,

Kansas City, MO. 64132

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January 21, 2011 Centerpoint Medical Center

19600 East 39th Street,

Independence, MO. 64055

(Map)

February 4, 2011 Research Medical Center

2316 East Meyer Boulevard,

Kansas City, MO. 64132

(Map)

February 18, 2011 Centerpoint Medical Center

19600 East 39th Street,

Independence, MO. 64055

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February 25, 2011 Truman Medical Center

2301 Holmes Rd.,

Kansas City, MO.  64108

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March 11, 2011 Research Medical Center

2316 East Meyer Boulevard,

Kansas City, MO. 64132

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March 25, 2011 Centerpoint Medical Center

19600 East 39th Street,

Independence, MO. 64055

(Map)

It is imperative that participants register for a session; walk-in participants will not be able to participate in the session. To register, call The Research Foundation at
816-276-4218.

The cost for participating in the YTOP program is $70.00; payable on the day of the session in cash or money order made payable to The Research Foundation.  Participants are required to show a photo identification on the day of their YTOP session.

Sessions are scheduled 2 - 4 times monthly and each session accomodates approximately 25 participants. If a participant changes their registration within 10 days of the scheduled session or does not attend the session for which they are scheduled and needs to reschedule, they will incur a $35.00 rescheduling fee.

Participants who complete each portion of the YTOP session will be provided a YTOP certificate of completion at the end of their session.

View the YTOP brochure.

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YTOP Participants say...

"I am sorry for all the times I could have endangered someone else’s life.”

"When I was sentenced,

I would rather have paid the ticket.  After the fact, I am more than grateful to have had this opportunity.”

“This was the best

$70.00 I ever spent.  BUCKLE UP!”

"I thought this (YTOP) would be a waste of time but you guys really proved me wrong.  I am glad I could attend your program."