Sarasota School buses involved in recall
SARASOTA COUNTY - Hundreds of Sarasota school buses are affected by a nationwide recall.
Sarasota County school buses are the latest to be impacted by the recall after the federal government said students may not be properly protected while in their seats during a crash. The parent company of Thomas Built Buses was informed by Canadian transportation officials that some seats in its buses failed knee foam impact tests.
Sarasota has approximately 200 buses impacted by the recall, but the overall impact to the fleet is minor, according to school officials, and the maintenance team is addressing the issue. The recall is not a service item that requires a bus to be taken out of service.