(St. Paul, MN) — In Minnesota the law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended — but in a recent survey, 35-hundred bus drivers reported over 600 violations in a single day. State Patrol Lieutenant Tiffani Schweigart says this compares to 371 violations in 2014. She says if you go around the stop arm and the children are outside of the bus, it’s a gross misdemeanor offense. Lieutenant Schweigart says that is punishable by 90-days in jail and a thousand dollar fine. Nearly 90 percent of the state’s stop-arm violations were drivers approaching the front of the bus.