Updated:YORK COUNTY, S.C. —
Officials have a road closed Wednesday morning in York County so sheriff's deputies can practice emergency driving.
Channel 9 was allowed to ride along with deputies as they raced through traffic cones -- required yearly training that every deputy must pass.
Deputies practice quick stops, sudden turns and avoidance maneuvers.
Training Officer Brian Bolling said the goal is to save lives -- both deputies and civilians.
"More law enforcement officers die each year as a result of vehicle accidents. So far this year, we are up to 22 deaths of law enforcement officers -- 11 of those are vehicle accidents," he said.
The deputies are training on Daimler Boulevard between Highway 274 and Highway 49 and the road will be shut down all week.