Published: Nov 28, 2012 2:03 PM EST
Updated: Nov 28, 2012 5:55 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office has launched a campaign to increase awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

As part of the campaign, the sheriff's office will run public service announcements, use social media, and collect signatures for a petition.

The petition will go to lawmakers next year, and will ask them to support a ban on texting while driving.

The sheriff's office is also asking the public to share their experiences with the practice on its Facebook page or via email (

For more information on the campaign, click here.