It turns out, those Segways are one piece of an effort on the part of the town to "go green."
Va. town wants to set green example
Abongdon, Va. (AP) -- Abingdon officials are working to reduce the town's carbon footprint and to set a green example for others to follow.
As part of that effort, the town has acquired an electric car for its information technology department.
Information Technology director Floyd Bailey says the VerdeGo [a Volkswagen conversion] produces no emissions and no noise. It cost about $15,000 and is about the size of a tall picnic table.
Abingdon also has acquired two Segway battery-powered scooters. Town Manager Greg Kelly says the town may purchase two more Segways and a second electric car. [link]
Now, you're probably wondering how an officer of the law is supposed to hop on one of these little doohickies and pursue a scofflaw who happens to be speeding down the street at 75 miles an hour in a 225 horse 5.0 liter Mustang.
No worries. Abingdon has no crime or criminals.
Which makes one then wonder ...