bigphilnyc
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Nypd Testing The Segway

Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:32 pm

Yes, that annoying little standup walking scooter is being tested to be put in rtegular use by the New York City Police Department.

.....as if you're going to be able to catch crooks with it.


We had to close firehouses because we have little money, but we have no problem spending $5,000 each for these COMPLETELY unnecessary things. Not to mention the 3.2 million for gay schools. Half a dozen of those thigns can pay a fireman's salary for a year.

I swear, soon, I'm going to sue Bloomy for stealing my money. He might as well just come into my home with a shotgun.

Thanks again Mayor Bloomberg!
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EGGD
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:58 pm

lmao, of all things why the Segway? Or is this just to boost the NYPD to become the epitomé of laziness? Now they don't even have to walk from their car to the donut shop!
 
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:04 pm

Singapore Police were using the Segway to patrol the concourses at Changi a couple weeks ago. I almost died laughing.
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bigphilnyc
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:12 pm

You can't chase criminals on it, so they'd have to get off from it and ditch it. And then it will be stolen of course.
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mirrodie
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:24 am

Just what we need:

law enforcement getting less exercise.
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cancidas
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:04 am

theyre really annoying, and dangerous! i flew up to block island this post weekend and nearly got run over by 3 of them!

oh, if anyone i interested, i hjave pictures of bush faling off of one of those things!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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L-188
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:09 pm

I am having trouble picturing Dennis Franz riding one.


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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:46 pm

I've never even heard of the Segway let alone seen one. I checked it out at their website. I think it's dumb for cops to use this thing!! How fat do they want the cops to get?

It looks like the Segway could be fun to rip around on, but cops?! Will they have sirens and little red and blue flashing lights? lol

Will the police versions be supercharged?  Laugh out loud
 
L-188
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:05 pm

Actually, you bring up a good question.

Where would you put the light?

Will the cop have to wear a fez with a gumball light mounted on the top or what?
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Andreas
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:18 pm

Could someone maybe, for all of us stupidos, explain, what the heck a Segway is...maybe even posting a pic????
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
L-188
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:22 pm

Here you go Andreas.....

http://www.segway.com/
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Andreas
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:34 pm

Thanks L-188!

Quote from the website:
Our engineers were so obsessed with the details on the Segway HT that they designed the meshes in the gearbox to produce sound exactly two musical octaves apart--when the Segway HT moves, it makes music, not noise.

That must be a joke  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:59 pm

There was a student living in the dorms last year who used it to commute between them and the classrooms. A mere 10-15 minute walk at most. Talk about a waste of money, I laughed hysterically everytime I saw him scooting around.
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cancidas
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:00 pm

as cool as that thing might be, i though bloomberg was trying to save money in the city!

i can see it now, guy snatched lady's purse, cop pursues on segway, guy gets away since the segway is too slow!  Smile
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:20 pm

The NYPD makes considerable use of motor scooters. Segways might be an alternative to those.
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cancidas
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RE: Nypd Testing The Segway

Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:52 pm

the scooters are what they use in crowds, like say on july 4. they are good ways to get around in between people. but they already have those, and they know they work. why go spending more money to test the segways?
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