President Bush Falls Off A Segway

President Bush and Vice President Cheney try out the Segway Human Transporter. Segway's inventor wants U.S. Special Forces to use it in combat.
June 17, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A safety manual warns the Segway user to wear a helmet and 'get a friend to act as your spotter' but Mr Bush was wearing only his tennis clothes...the nearest he had to a 'spotter' appeared to be the family dog, Spot....His foray on the new scooter follows Vice President Dick Cheney's use of a Segway to ride around his Washington office when his Achilles tendon was playing up.The machine's creator, Dean Kamen, wants to see US Special Forces troops eventually ride Segways into battle. But machines in use around the world at present have been mostly confined to gentle tasks such as traversing car parks or airport check-in halls."

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in BBC News
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