Queensland Cops Abandon Their Segways

You’re not about to catch any Queensland Police officers riding dirty on their Segways any time soon: the state’s Police Service has suspended the use of Segways.

The ABC reports that the Queensland Police Service has walked away from the Segway trial for good.

Eight Segways were rolled out around Queensland for officers to use on the beat at a cost of $40,000, and in the time since their deployment they’ve been used to respond to over 200 incidents.

It was revealed back in January that the Queensland Police Service would halt the roll-out of Segways to officers on the beat after finding “limitations” with the two-wheeled technology.

Two officers were injured after falling off the devices, and Police pulled six of the eight Segways out of the trial. Now it’s being abandoned entirely. [ABC]

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