Segway PTs keep crowds safe at ‘Balloons Over Waikato’

Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) have established a valuable role in Public Safety deployments around the world. This week in New Zealand staff on Segway PTs are helping to manage the large crowds at the spectacular week-long ‘Balloons Over Waikato’ event in Hamilton.


For the sixth year, Segway New Zealand is donating the use of two Segway PTs for use by event organisers Classic Events. Last year’s event was the first time the new Segway i2 SE Patroller models were seen and used in public.

Balloons Over Waikato concludes tonight with the spectacular ‘Night Glow’ event, which is free for the public to attend.



With such large crowds the Segway PTs have proven invaluable tools, year in and year out. They enable wardens to travel faster and further, to see more from an elevated perspective, and to be seen by car drivers in the large public parking areas.


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