The cops roving around subway stations just got their rides majorly pimped. The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD Transit bureau has purchased 13 T3 transporters, three-wheeled electric scooters that resemble the famous/infamous Segway. Four of the vehicles are currently in use.
The officers lucky enough to snag one of these choice subterranean scooters say that the flashy T3s give them a higher visibility, and allow them to peer above crowds. “You can’t miss them,” one policeman told the Daily News.
And onlookers certainly haven’t missed them. A tour guide from Queens snapped pictures for his Facebook page — “Tourists love to see that type of thing” — while another called the vehicles “a step into the 22nd century.”
The real test of their future-caliber functionality, however, will be their ability to avoid the accidents associated with the Segway. Hopefully everyone’s learned their lesson with those things.