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Amid rising gas prices, more Nashvillians riding Roombas to work


Nashville, TN - A recent Vanderburg University study found that a record number of Nashvillians are riding Roombas to work due to rising gas prices.


Despite warnings that Roombas are not a safe alternative to vehicles, an estimated 3,000 Middle Tennessee commuters ventured out on the household appliance on Thursday alone.


The Tennessee Highway Patrol has received dozens of reports of Roomba riders going in circles on I-40 or stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery after only traveling a quarter-mile.


Still, Roombas and similar robot vacuum products are flying off retail and internet shelves.


Several Nashville used car lots are also selling the vacuums as an affordable substitute for skyrocketing pre-owned vehicles.


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