Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in little_details,
Marcus L. Rowland

Seat Belts on Shuttle Buses in New York?

For story purposes various characters are aboard a shuttle bus transporting passengers from Newark Airport to Grand Central Station in New York. It needs to be a regular service, not a chartered bus. Two of the passengers intend to kidnap a third - my tentative plan is to crash the bus and have the kidnapping take place in the confusion that follows. The thing that tips off the hero, if possible, will be that the kidnappers fasten their seatbelts at a certain point, always assuming that these buses have seatbelts. Searches I've tried to check the laws on this keep coming up with information on school buses, which really doesn't help much, and the most suitable bus company I've found, NYC Airporter, doesn't say or show pictures that might answer the question; the other companies I checked have buses that are smaller than suits my plot.

The facilities listed for these buses are WiFi, climate controlled, leather reclining seats, overhead storage, reading lights, ADA accessible, power outlets, video monitors. But seat belts aren't mentioned.

So does anyone have any experience with buses like this, and any idea if they have seat belts?

later - apparently not, or at least it is VERY uncommon. Since I don't want to have to explain why the bus has seat belts etc. I'll rethink this part of the plot.
Tags: usa: new york: new york city, usa: public transportation, ~travel: ground & rail

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