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    I would NOT ride this!

    Boys in blue to go on the beat with three-wheeled, 25mph scooter

    Police could soon be patrolling on three-wheeled scooters. like the new electric vehicle launched today (above)

    As he screeched around the streets in his Ford Cortina, Gene Hunt, the no-nonsense copper from Life On Mars, might have had a few choice words to say if he'd come across the contraption on the right.

    The electric three-wheeled scooter is a far cry from the average police car, but it could soon be patrolling a street near you.
    The machine, known as the T3 personal mobility vehicle, is designed to allow officers to cover a greater amount of ground than on foot.

    It has a top speed of 25mph, a range of more than 20 miles and is equipped with a police siren and red and blue flashing lights.
    Already used by some forces in the U.S., the 4,500 scooter was unveiled at the Association of Chief Police Officers' annual conference in Manchester, where PC Colin Chamberlain became the first British officer to test drive it. He said: "It's great. It would be excellent to use in the city centre. It's nice and smooth and pretty nippy." Others were less impressed with the machine, which bears some resemblance to Sir Clive Sinclair's ill-fated C5 electric car. One senior officer said: "It looks like a tricycle for kids or a space-age mobility aid and I can see it provoking mirth on the streets. "It may well have its practical uses, but what would happen if it ran out of electrical charge? I'm sure many officers would prefer to rely on their own two legs."

    On patrol: Other transport has included the bicycle, a Segway and rollerblades

    In 2003, officers from Lancashire Police tested a similar-looking electric Segway Human Transporter, while other means for the boys in blue to get around have included rollerblades and the good old bicycle.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

    The comments in the link to this article are interesting!
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    I wonder who you have to piss off to get assigned to that??
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    I was originally going to make fun of the scooter in this reply, but then I scrolled down and saw the rollerblades! Are you serious?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    I was originally going to make fun of the scooter in this reply, but then I scrolled down and saw the rollerblades! Are you serious?!
    How the frick are you going to make an arrest on rollerblades?
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    Well here is the latest thing my Sheriff bought for our part timers to ride in while patroling the parking lots of the shopping centers


    Attachment 756


    The only differance is ours is Blue and white and has an LED lights bar on the top and LED lights on the front and back.
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    £4500??????????? Bloody Hell, they could buy a decent Invalid Carriage for that and at least it would have a seat and a roof!
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    That looks as retarded as our Segways we got coppers riding on.

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    They won't even buy me cycle kit so I doubt we will get these any time soon. Plus they are ridiculous, expensive and impractical.

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    If I remember our exchange rates correctly, you can buy this three-wheeled electric scooter for about the same price as one of these:



    Hmm... which would I prefer.. hard call... but... yeah, I'll take the HOG.

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    A police department near me just bought a segway and they look ridiculous. I laugh so hard every time I see them. I think I would refuse to ride one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    A police department near me just bought a segway and they look ridiculous. I laugh so hard every time I see them. I think I would refuse to ride one.
    I saw two officers riding side by side on Segways at Detroit's airport. It made me giggle.




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    I just think its really hard to look bad ass on a segway with the little fisher price lights going in the front and you hauling ass at a whooping 12 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    That looks as retarded as our Segways we got coppers riding on.

    They actually use that picture to try and sell them to other PDs...

    I use this....
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