Seat Belts

SynTec Seating Solutions Announces Seat Exchange Program

HIGH POINT, N.C. – SynTec Seating Solutions, LLC recently announced the expansion of its Seat Back Exchange Program at the Thomas International Sales Meeting held in High Point, North Carolina. The Seat Back Exchange Program allows Thomas Dealers who have equipped their stock buses with SynTec’s S3C Convertible seat to make last minute seat changes to tailor the bus to exact customer specifications. The unique design of the S3C Convertible seat allows the seat to be converted to an Integrated Child Seat or Lap Shoulder Seat in less than two minutes.

With the new program, SynTec Seating Solutions will change the S3C seat back at their facility prior to delivering the new bus to the Thomas dealer. SynTec will perform the seat back removal without labor charges and in addition, provide a credit for each seat back being removed.

NHTSA, States Meeting Continues Seat Belt Conversation

Last week, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind met with representatives from the six states that require seat belts in school buses­—California, Texas, Florida, New York, Louisiana and New Jersey—to discuss the controversial topic.

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Maryland Bill Targets School Bus Seat Belts

At a hefty price tag for local districts, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly would require all school buses registered in the state be equipped with either two-point lap or three-point, lap-shoulder seat belts by July 1, 2022.

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NHTSA to Explore School Bus Seat Belt Experiences

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a meeting for Jan. 27 to draw lessons from representatives of the six states that currently have laws in place requiring seat belts on school buses.

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