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Report: US Government will require drone owners to register

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Report US Government will require drone owners to register
  • Cio
  • 2 years ago
Report US Government will require drone owners to registerThe days of largely unregulated hobbyist drone flights in the United States seem to be quickly coming to an end. NBC News reported Friday evening that the US Government will soon require all drone buyers to register their new toy—just as you would register your car with your state’s DMV (though hopefully, without the lines).

According to NBC, the Government will “[require] anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation.” According to the report, the Government will work with drone makers to set up a registration system that could be in place by Christmas.

The report is unclear whether existing owners would need to register along with those purchasing new drones, but we may not have to wait long to find out—NBC News says the Government plans to announce its proposal on Monday.

The new regulations, NBC says, are in response to several incidents in which drones interfered with the flight of other aircraft.

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