August 13, 2015 1:48 am
The FindLaw.com survey found that Americans have mixed views on which specific restrictions they would like to see. These include:
• Drone operators must pass a knowledge test and obtain certification from the FAA (54 percent)
• Drones must always remain with the operator’s visual line of sight (37 percent)
• Drones cannot be flown over people who are not directly involved with the flight (36 percent)
• Drone flights must be limited to 500 feet in altitude and 100 mph in speed (31 percent)
The use of drones for business or commercial purposes, such as package delivery or news photography, is currently banned in the U.S. The FAA has proposed new regulations specifying how drones can be used in business.
“Commercial drones are an emerging area of regulation, and the FAA is trying to balance the commercial use of drones with the need for safety for people on the ground and nearby air traffic,” says FindLaw.com Attorney and Editor Stephanie Rahlfs. “The FAA is seeking public comment on its proposed regulations, and people are encouraged to voice their views on what level of regulation they feel is appropriate.”
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