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WHEN DO VEHICLES STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS:

    MINNESOTA STATUTE 169.444:

    When a school bus is stopped on a street or highway displaying an extended stop-signal arm and flashing red lights, the driver of a vehicle approaching the bus shall stop the vehicle at least 20 feet away from the bus.

    A person who fails to stop a vehicle is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $300.

    A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the person fails to stop a motor vehicle or to keep it Stopped who

    (1) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle on the right-hand, passenger-door side of the bus; or:

    (2) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle when a school child is outside of and on the street or highway used by the school bus or on the adjacent sidewalk.

    Exception for separated roadway: :

    (1) A person driving a vehicle on a street or highway with separated roadways is not required to stop the vehicle when approaching or meeting a school bus that is on a different roadway.

    (2) "Separated roadway" means a road that is separated from a parallel road by a safety isle or safety zone.

    For the full version of Minnesota Statute 169.444 see the following site: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=169.444&format=pdf:

    Please drive carefully.