WATCH: Deputies take part in emergency driving training

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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.