BMW Outfits Barcelona Police with C evolution Electric Scooter

Mar 23, 2015 View Comments by

We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]

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More Motorcycles, More Safety?

Jan 11, 2015 View Comments by

A recent report by the United Kingdom’s Association of Police Chief Officers and the Motorcycle Industry Association contends that one of the best ways to eliminate congestion and improve road safety is to increase the use of motorcycles on public roads. The report repeatedly emphasizes that motorcyclists make better road users than car drivers because […]

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Law Enforcement: The Understanding

Jan 04, 2015 View Comments by

Several friends of mine were touring in a relatively remote section of a northern state, trying to make some time by tossing the concept of speed limits aside. Rolling along at around ninety-five mph, they expected the worst when a state trooper who was tucked off of the side of the road pulled them over. […]

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How the Police See Motorcyclists

Dec 02, 2014 View Comments by

While recently trolling the endless depths of the Internet, I came across an interesting document. It’s the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for law enforcement officers conducting traffic stops on motorcyclists. The opening sentence of the document’s introduction reads like this, “Motorcycles are becoming a greater concern for law enforcement […]

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Electro-Cop: L.A.P.D. to Use Zero Electric Motorcycles

Jul 01, 2014 View Comments by

The nature of electric vehicles can make them ideally suited for use in law enforcement. Their limited range and long recharging time (as compared to filling up with gas) aren’t as important for patrol vehicles since they’re never asked to travel long distances. Other EV traits like the need for very little maintenance, their extreme […]

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