Safety Test Proposal for Drone Users in UK

Drones have become cheaper, and available in high street shops, and have been in widespread use in the past few years. This may be the reason for a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. Anyone who buys a drone in future in UK may have to register it and take a safety test.
There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone.  Even with tough rules and penalties, the government thinks drones have enormous economic potential and are already being used by everyone from emergency services, conversation groups, to energy and transport firms.
The Aviation Minister, Ahmad said while, to the great extent most drone users were law–abiding,” some are not aware of the rules or choose to break them putting public safety, privacy, and security at risk”.

The Civil Aviation Authority said there have been near misses where drones have been flown close to aircraft.

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