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Miami PD Used Segway PTs to Patrol Super Bowl XLI

February 6, 2007

MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department used Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) to provide security services at Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4 and throughout the week preceding the event. The department used three Segway i2 and three x2 models to patrol the walkways, parking lots, and exhibition areas around Dolphin Stadium. In addition, the City of Miami Police Department recently purchased six Segway PTs that were used to patrol NFL-sponsored events throughout the city.

Segway PTs are already in use by police agencies in and around Dade County, including the police departments at Miami University, West Palm Beach, and Miami Beach.

The Segway PT is a self-balancing, zero-emission transportation device that can travel up to 12.5 MPH. Sophisticated technology allows riders to control their movement and speed by the way they lean their bodies. New LeanSteer technology controls turning as the rider naturally leans in the direction he wants to travel.

The i2 model has a range of up to 24 miles, or 480 city blocks, and is ideally suited for urban and suburban transportation. The x2 model has a wider wheel track and is equipped with all-terrain tires that enable it to travel across rougher surfaces of dirt, gravel, or sand. Even on such terrain, its lithium-ion batteries deliver a range of up to 12 miles on a single charge.

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