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I don't know whether to laugh, cry or what? I've kind of wondered if they can be used to chase someone down but it just didn't seem practical enough. All they have to do is jump a 2ft barrier and the police would have to abandon the EUC. For patrols it might work but as soon as there is a foot chase it seems it would be pretty easy to out maneuver the EUC.

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I cant imagine this will ever be a thing ... the risk of injury for the officer and bystanders would be too high, and too much training would be needed for this to be really effective in crowds or in airports/venues that are packed with people. You'd need to ride at a really good clip through there to overtake a suspect in a short enough time to make the use of the wheel worth it.

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1 hour ago, mhpr262 said:

I cant imagine this will ever be a thing

EUCs have been used for local patrols. Now they just need @The Fat Unicyclist‘s Kevlar BodyGuard. 
 

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An officer on an EUC is more capable than an officer on a bicycle or a horse, and makes sense in similar situations.

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24 minutes ago, AtlasP said:

An officer on an EUC is more capable than an officer on a bicycle or a horse, and makes sense in similar situations.

I think a cop on a horse is VERY capable.

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10 minutes ago, OldFartRides said:

I think a cop on a horse is VERY capable.

Never seen my EUC get 'spooked'. ;-) https://youtube.com/results?search_query=police+horse+spooked 

Some of those ones with horses freaking out in the middle of protests/riots are particularly bad. It's almost as if an animal that can freak out to loud noises and lots of people and chaos isn't a good fit for a law enforcement vehicle...

 

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Personally I think it would work well for the police in pedestrian areas. An Mten3 with special lights would be rather cute. Perhaps better would be a 2 wheel PEV that would allow them to stand still. The extra height would give them a better view and make them more visible. They could cover more ground which is useful if you're on the beat (walking) and it would also make them fairly approachable. If they do have to chase anyone then you have the advantage until they get to a barrier and then you have the choice of carrying the wheel up the stairs or dropping it and continuing the chase fairly fresh. The wheels could be special wheels that have trackers and electronic locks that automatically cut in when the wheel is dropped to the ground. A side benefit would be that the police might see the advantage of them as transport and have to make them legal!

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2 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

We're actually working on a cover that will completely protect both the EUC and the rider...

I had a question about the appendage on your full body prototype but I figured it out. ;)
 

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24 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

I had a question about the appendage on your full body prototype but I figured it out. ;)

LOL... But why did you Photoshop Chrissi's face out to put in some random chick?   :confused1:

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3 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

We're actually working on a cover that will completely protect both the EUC and the rider...

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I actually built a full size Dalek for a sci-fi/fantasy show once (Armageddon) but it was on top of a mobility scooter - I had to break canon and made it 4 inches taller than spec. in order to accommodate the scooter and myself.  Drew a lot of flak from Dr Who nerds for that one LOL.

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2 hours ago, mike_bike_kite said:

Personally I think it would work well for the police in pedestrian areas. An Mten3 with special lights would be rather cute. Perhaps better would be a 2 wheel PEV that would allow them to stand still. The extra height would give them a better view and make them more visible. They could cover more ground which is useful if you're on the beat (walking) and it would also make them fairly approachable. If they do have to chase anyone then you have the advantage until they get to a barrier and then you have the choice of carrying the wheel up the stairs or dropping it and continuing the chase fairly fresh. The wheels could be special wheels that have trackers and electronic locks that automatically cut in when the wheel is dropped to the ground. A side benefit would be that the police might see the advantage of them as transport and have to make them legal!

LOL the police never like to share their toys.

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2 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

LOL... But why did you Photoshop Chrissi's face out to put in some random chick?   :confused1:

I wasn’t sure if that was you hiding under suit. :o

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4 hours ago, mike_bike_kite said:

An Mten3 with special lights would be rather cute.

Here you go. No photoshop. Rather nauseating. :barf:

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5 hours ago, mike_bike_kite said:

A side benefit would be that the police might see the advantage of them as transport and have to make them legal!

This is exactly what happened in Sweden with Segways. The police wanted to use them for patroling, so all of a sudden, 11 years ago, the law was remade to include self-balancing electric vehicles as bicycles. Before that, a bicycle needed to have, by definition, two axles, pedals, and mechanical brakes. This made it "impossible" to legalise modern PEVs, but as soon as there was a benefit to law enforcement, the story changed.

(Of course, I don't have proof that these were the actual sentiments and procedings at the time, so take the above with a grain or two of salt.)

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My daughter is a big Doctor Who fan. I like the show. I just can’t stop thinking that you could defeat the Dalek with steps and two foot wide door openings. :D

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1 hour ago, Rehab1 said:

Here you go. No photoshop. Rather nauseating. :barf:

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Looks like a scene from Reno 911

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9 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

EUCs have been used for local patrols.

 

wow, I am surprised. Where is that? Somewhere in Canada from the mix of French and English on the sign? Do you know what sort of training the officers undergo before patrolling on the EUCs?

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5 hours ago, mhpr262 said:

wow, I am surprised. Where is that? 

I’m not sure of the location or what year the photo was taken.

I love the idea of police officers patrolling on EUCs.  Police take such a bad rap these days. Imagine all of the kids faces lighting up as they encounter these heros on wheels.

Horses are great but the officers are sitting 6 feet above the citizens making them not very approachable.

8 hours ago, Menace said:

Wow, that's not quite what I had in mind.

The lights perched on their helmets seems a bit ‘over the top’. ;) 

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If they start using EUCS we might have to invent an electro magnetic gun that can be shot at their EUCS to make them faceplant.:efef77eaf5:

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