Atlanta police will be adopting Dean Kamen’s Segway gyroscopic scooter on a trial basis, says the AP. They’ll have six of them for a two-month try-out.
The slightly snotty dispatch says purse-snatchers will only have to break into a brisk job to outrun a Segway. Maybe it’s me, but 12 miles per hour seems like a pretty snappy pace on foot. Maybe the miscreants will need a bicycle. Or, it being Atlanta, a horse.