Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation.
The draft Drone Bill, which will be published next spring, will give officers the right to order operators to ground drones where necessary. Officers will also be able to seize drone parts to prove it has been used to commit an offence.
New measures will also make it mandatory for drone owners to register to improve accountability. And drone operators will be required to use apps – so they can access the information needed to make sure any planned flight can be made safely and legally.
Banning all drones from flying above 400 feet or near airports could also form part of the new regulations.
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