The Stark County Sheriff’s office announced Wednesday that it will increase patrols and enforcement of laws concerning impaired driving throughout February.

Deputies will devote 18 more hours to the effort, the sheriff said in a press release.

Two out of three people will be involved in a crash that involves an impaired driver some time during their lives, the sheriff said, and traffic accidents continue to be a leading cause of death among teens and young adults.

The Ohio Department of Public safety is funding the stepped up enforcement through a grant.

The sheriff’s department did not specify which parts of Stark County might be impacted by the stepped-up enforcement nor when deputies would put in extra hours.