No ‘dork factor’ for cops on patrol on Trikke carving vehicles

May 17, 2013

Santa Barbara Police choose three-wheel, electric carver over ‘Mall Cop’ Segways. Quick and agile, hard to miss and helpful at suppressing criminal behavior. Those are some of the reasons the Santa Barbara Police Department has added electric Trikke carving vehicles to its law enforcement lineup, according to an article in the Santa Barbara Independent. Bicycle cops tend to get lost in the shuffle, explains Sgt. Ed Olson in the piece. He…

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Trikke vs. Segways, T-3’s and bikes: the verdict, according to police and security personnel

Policeman rides Trikke carving vehicle
May 7, 2013

“Bicycles are ho-hum. Segways are nerdy. T-3 vehicles are too expensive and don’t go anywhere.” Those are some of the recent comments relayed to Gerry Baranano, Trikke Tech security relations consultant, when he interviewed a number of police officers and security personnel currently using Trikke’s electric vehicles on patrol. According to the feedback, a major problem with the Segway has been the injury factor. The Las Vegas office of a…

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