The Minnesota State Patrol shares the dangers of failing to yield to a school bus after a student narrowly avoids being hit by a passing car.

Officials releasing this footage of the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Elementary school student almost being hit after a driver failed to yield.

The driver was charged and convicted in Wabasha County.

According to the Department of Public Safety, more than 6500 stop arm violation citations have been issued in Minnesota within the last five years. Just last year, more than 1100 drivers were cited.

State law requires motorists to stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights or a stop arm.

-- KEYC News 12