ADA, Minn. (AP) _ Some drivers in northwestern Minnesota who ignore school bus
stop arms are being thrown in jail.

Norman County Attorney James Brue says that two people have each spent a weekend behind bars since the beginning of the school year. They have also been slapped with $285 fines.

Brue says the Ada School District has worked hard to educate people about school bus safety and ``it just doesn't seem to be working.''

The maximum fine for school bus stop arm violations went from $300 to $500 on Aug. 1. Since then, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 458 drivers have been cited statewide for breaking the law.