Judy's meter maid cart is a small police vehicle assigned to Judy Hopps in Zootopia. Judy uses it to issue parking tickets to vehicles around the city.
The cart is a round-shaped three-wheeled vehicle with a wide windshield in front, flashing blue, red, and orange lights on top, "ZPD" in blue letters, and a flat bed in the back with a sign reading "FREQUENT STOPS". The cart is always seen carrying three different-sized traffic cones with white zebra stripes on them.
Role in the Film
Judy's meter maid cart is first seen near the middle of the film. Judy gets into it, eager to start the day, only to discover it is extremely slow. She uses it to drive around Zootopia, issuing parking tickets as she goes (including giving her own vehicle a ticket.)
On Judy's second day as a meter maid, after receiving rude comments from several animals, she gets into the cart. Knocking her head on the dashboard, she tries to assure herself that she is indeed a real cop, until a shop owner urges her to chase after a criminal who had just robbed his shop.
Judy uses her cart several times in the book. It is first seen when Judy departs from the ZPD with it and heads off to do traffic duty. Then, after Ernie requests her help, Judy and the elephant drive to Central Station in the cart. Finally, at the end of the book, Judy uses her cart to get back to her apartment.