Where We Are Now

We are excited to announce that the first StreetSmart Police units outside the continental United States will soon be deployed just east of San Juan, Puerto Rico in the Carolina Police region. This area serves and protects the International Airport as well as many hotels and tourist sites. We will be there this month with Segway of Puerto Rico to begin training officers as StreetSmart Certified Riders and to lay the foundation for the StreetSmart Instructor program. Watch for photos and video on our Facebook page.

Tips and Reminders

The Segway PT has 3 main Safety Alerts: Speed Limiter, Stick Shake Warning and Safety Shutdown. It is important that you recognize these alerts and know how to respond appropriately before you ride the Segway PT, hence the need for complete and proper training. Here are three main things you need to remember about the Speed Limiter:

The Speed Limiter is an alert that you are moving too fast
When the Speed Limiter pushes the Handlebar back, stop leaning forward and slow down
Always leave a gap between yourself and the Handlebar

You already know the Segway PT benefits our environment through the reduction of greenhouse gases. Now Segway, Inc. will purchase renewable energy credits to replace the electricity you'll use in one year to charge your Segway PT. If you ride a lot, that's about 200 kilowatt hours (kWh). The credits will be used to support renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal power. Register your Segway PT here and credits will be purchased on your behalf. All units purchased since 2007 are eligible for this program.

WELCOME to the newest members of the StreetSmart™ Community.

Carolina Police Department Puerto Rico
Camp Simcha Paramedics

StreetSmart™ Spotlight

Have you ever wondered just how green you could go with a Segway PT? Here are a couple of fun comparisons for you that show just how energy efficient a Segway really is.

According to research done by Segway, Inc. and using an average suburban electricity cost of $0.08 per kilowatt hour, it costs about $0.08 to charge a Segway. An average electric golf cart with a range of roughly 25 miles costs about $0.77 to charge. A Segway i2 has an average range of 20 miles on a full charge. This means that you can charge the Segway about 9.625 times for the same amount that you pay to charge a golf cart once. Or, for the same amount of electricity, you can go 25 miles in a golf cart or 192 miles on a Segway i2.

So how do you save your energy on those long hot days? Well, the average 180 pound man burns about 100 calories per mile walking at a moderate speed of 3 MPH. If he were to have a Big Mac for lunch we could consult the Big Mac Index and figure out that from the number of calories in a Big Mac and the cost of a Big Mac, it would cost that man $0.55 for the calories he would burn walking a mile. It only costs $0.004 per mile to ride a Segway i2. That's over 137 times more efficient than walking! That's a lot of energy saved over the course of a shift... in the heat... going uphill... You get the idea.