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Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
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User Rank: Ninja
8/21/2015 | 5:16:44 PM
It's About Time
It's about time someone in government is finally acknowledging this danger. Let's hope geofencing happens before a tragedy does.
User Rank: Ninja
8/21/2015 | 8:15:40 PM
Re: It's About Time
Aviation firms should also partner with companies that are creating and deploying anti-drone technology. Bird strikes were responsible for 219 deaths since 1988, according to the Bird Strike Committee USA. If a drone can do similar damage then, it would be best to get the right anti-drone technology in the air. 

A few facts to consider would be that global bird population has been estimated at 200 to 400 billion. Birds prefer the wild and while drones do not number in equally large numbers, they do prefer urban areas!
User Rank: Ninja
8/21/2015 | 9:49:55 PM
Re: It's About Time
I agree with Schumer. I think there needs to be parameters and rules regarding drones.
User Rank: Ninja
8/24/2015 | 11:01:33 AM
Lets use some common sense
Those owning drones need to use some common sense by treating the drone much the same as operators of radio controlled planes.  You don't go flying RCPs up and down the neighborhood streets, same should be for drones.  But because common sense is not always apparent to many, time to write the laws to exclude drones from most public areas.  I wouldn't want a drone doing a fly by while I eat at an outdoor restaurant any more than I'd want a radio controlled airplane.
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2015 | 11:32:23 AM
Re: Lets use some common sense
I'd want it near me even less than a RC airplane. A drone can have a camera on it which brings up all sorts of privacy issues. unfortunately the people flying those planes are'nt kids tht are still gaining their common sense, but adults seeing how much they can get away with before the drones are regulated. 

I really like the lightCense idea, at least that way we can know who is responsible for buzzing our heads at dinner.


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