We all know just how rapidly drones have been making their way in our lives and how this latest technology never fails to amuse us, let’s agree, whenever something expands or grows bigger, certain laws and principles are made for it to follow due to the dangers or risks involved. So is the case here. It should come to you as nothing obvious just how legal cases have started to accumulate among the lane, especially in the United States.
Ranging from peeking into people’s privacy to flying over the prisons in order to drop cell phones or be it crashing recklessly into the buildings or their sides etc. Drones have a number of risks and dangers involved that cause a lot of problems that involve legal actions to be taken.
A recent report by the Center for the Study of Drone had analyzed cases in the recent years from the times when drones were brought into the legal zone or since whenever drones had run-ins with the law. Taking a look at the cases which have been receiving some level of news coverage, the researchers found out quite a few categories in which the legal incidents involving drones typically fall into.
Here are a few examples…
There’s something that comes up again and again in the legal cases that involve drones and that is the law enforcement face difficulty in hunting down the drone pilots. Michael Huerta, the chief of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said at an FAA symposium in March that the agency is focusing on creating a new rulemaking committee which will work on creating a new way to remotely identify as well as track the drones during flight. DJI, which happens to be the world’s most successful drone manufacturing and selling company proposed its new tracking system in March to identify the operator of the drone. This process will require every drone to transmit its location or registration/ identification number. After that, with a receiver, law enforcement will be able to ID the drone and link it to the owner’s registration information.
According to the calculations almost 800,000 drone owners have registered with the FAA since sign-ups began in December 2015. Many more drones are expected to be registered, read how to register your drone. It is well obvious from the number of drones being bought and manufactured everywhere. Also, the drone industry is rapidly forming and developing onto its own industry. It’s not about recreation or photography anymore, people are now earning millions with drones. Whether it is using your drone to drop things by, using it for ads, for surveying or by becoming a freelance pilot or drone racer. People are earning huge incomes by flying drones. However, just as every good thing has its drawbacks, drones to possess a threat to society. This is why drone laws should be implemented everywhere and drones should have a proper tracking system. Every owner should be made aware of the rules and conditions, also the safety risks that drones come with so that there can be a much safer side, not only for themselves but also for the community. A safer community should be our prime goal at the end of the day.
Even though drones are an amazing way of doing things from earning to simply passing your time by looking at things or just by flying it. Drones also come with threats and those threats should be addressed to the society and the pilots themselves so that a safer society is guaranteed.
If you are a drone pilot, then you need to make sure that you know the FAA rules or any drone rules in your area. It is very important that you do so, in case you want to avoid going to jail or be heavily fined. Make sure that you also register your drone with community or authorities in your area. For the US it is FAA which requires you to register your drone if it is in the range of 0.5 to 55 pounds. Also, make sure you keep eye contact with your drone every time you fly it. Keep it in visual distance because if you do not, you are going against the law. Also, identify the geofenced zones in your area and make sure you stay away from them for your safety. In case you are a beginner, start flying from the open places and later go into the complex ones.
That’s it for today. We hope it’s clear to you just how important it is to follow the laws relating to drones; they can surely cause you a lot of trouble if not abided. Let us know if there is something else in your mind in the comments bar below.