Starting today and throughout the month- students will see a badly wrecked car outside of their school... to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving. Students and anyone driving by, will see a smashed car involved in a nearby accident, along with a sign saying "STOP THE TEXTS, STOP THE WRECKS." Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem tells us it's part of a new campaign to put an end to texting while driving. 3 00-0810-1718-22130-139 05:30 Firefighters respond to automobile accidents daily. Now they are focusing on NOT texting and driving because it's the number one distraction for drivers.Randy Wyse, President of Firefighters Union 21:37 A lot of times those wrecks are due to distracted driving, whether it be texting or dialing the phone or anything you have in your car. We're just trying to bring a little attention of what could happen if you are texting and driving.Pr esident of the Firefighters Union Randy Wyse says a driver is 23 percent more likely to be involved in a crash while texting, and six times more likely to cause a crash while texting than driving while intoxicated.Wyse told us about a deadly single car crash he remembers where the driver was on his phone when he wrecked-- 22:35 While I'm sitting there assessing the scene I can hear a phone down in the car somewhere- someone on the phone going hey man where you at what are you doing? Wyse says maybe if the driver wasn't distracted on his phone he could be alive today.That's why firefighters are displaying a car and sign in front of high schools and other locations over the next few months to draw attention to the problem. Wyse says it's not just your own life to consider- but everyone else on the road around you..23:20 imagine waking up every morning realizing you're the cause of death because of something you were doing in your car so sure you may not be the victim but you could cause an innocent person to become a victim of it.If live and death isn't enough to make you put the phone down- it's about to cost you if you get caught by police...CLOSE: 06:46 A new Florida law takes effect on October 1st making it illegal to text and email behind the wheel.It's a secondary offense, meaning you would have to be pulled over for another driving violation to get ticketed. From San Marco AM C4 TLS.