NYPD wants to replace fleet of three-wheeled scooters with Smart cars

Associated Press

The NYPD plans to replace its three-wheeled scooters with Smart cars.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says the department is testing out the mini vehicles.

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He says they're more economical than the scooters.

The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1AeS17f ) says the agency has acquired nine of the single-passenger cars for the pilot program and currently is trying one out in Central Park.

The Smart cars would be used in NYPD's parking and school safety divisions and at precincts across the city.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com