Gardaí examine use of Segways in Dublin

Thursday 08 December 2011 20.42
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Chinese police enforce the law in Beijing with help of Segways
Chinese police enforce the law in Beijing with help of Segways
New York Police Department officers on their segways
New York Police Department officers on their segways
Polizei in Frankfurt have been using segways for several years
Polizei in Frankfurt have been using segways for several years
Segways are used to get around Chicago's massive O'Hare airport
Segways are used to get around Chicago's massive O'Hare airport

Senior gardaí are looking at ways to introduce Segways for members of the force on duty in Dublin City Centre.

The self-balancing transporters have been used by police forces in major cities around the world for a number of years.

They are also used for easy movement in universities, shopping centres and large airport terminals.

The move by gardaí followed a meeting this week of the Dublin Joint Policing Committee.

The Dublin City Business Association has agreed to part-fund the Segways.