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State patrol video shows dangers of not obeying law near stopped school buses

May 16, 2019 08:22 AM

With a video released Thursday by the Minnesota State Patrol, officials warned drivers of the dangers of failing to stop for school buses with stop arms extended and/or flashing lights activated.

The video shows a driver who narrowly missed hitting a fourth-grade Zumbrota-Mazeppa Elementary School student after failing to stop for the bus and the student.

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The state patrol reminded drivers they must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus with its stop arm extended or its flashing lights activated.

Officials advised drivers to pay extra attention in neighborhoods and school zones, in case children are walking and crossing streets.

The state patrol reminded drivers they can face criminal charges for passing a bus on the right-hand side when it is stopped or for passing when a child is near the stopped bus.

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