Information For Parents About Respect My Ride

Respect My Ride was a public health campaign to help educate Dakota County high school and college students about the dangers of secondhand smoke. Respect My Ride encouraged students to sign a pledge declaring their car smoke-free and gave them tools to limit unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke. When they signed the pledge, they received a removable "Respect My Ride" window cling, or "tag," making it easy for their friends to see that smoking is not allowed in their car.

Students in Dakota County were an active part of the campaign to educate their friends about the dangers of secondhand smoke, especially in an enclosed space like a car. Respect My Ride was on the popular sites Facebook and YouTube. 

All information submitted by students will be used solely for the purposes of this campaign. Personal information was not distributed to outside groups or used for other projects. By submitting e-mail and mailing information, students agreed to receive information about the Respect My Ride campaign. For more information, please read our privacy policy.

The Respect My Ride contest was sponsored by the Dakota County Public Health Department.

For questions or concerns, contact respectmyride@gmail.com.

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