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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drones-drunken/as-drone-demand-soars-new-jersey-poised-to-bar-drunken-droning-idUSKBN1ET15A

 

I guess it makes sense, if someone was hit by one of those they would possibly , more than likely, be killed.

 

 

 

U.S. drone sales in 2017 topped $1 billion for the first time ever, but don’t raise a glass too quickly if you are in New Jersey, where lawmakers are poised to outlaw drunken droning next week.

It is one of a wave of U.S. states moving to bring the unmanned aircrafts’ high-flying fun back to earth.

New Jersey’s Assembly is slated to vote on a bill approved by the state Senate to ban inebriated or drugged droning, as well as to outlaw flying unmanned aircraft systems over prisons and in pursuit of wildlife. The vote was set for Thursday but postponed until Monday because of a severe snowstorm that triggered a state of emergency in New Jersey.

“It’s basically like flying a blender,” said John Sullivan, 41, of New York, a drone buff and aerial cinematographer. He said he opposed drunk droning but also fretted about regulatory overreach. “If I had like one drink, I’d be hesitant to even fly it.”

A 2015 drone crash on the White House lawn fueled debate in the U.S. Congress over the need for drone regulations.

It was a drunken, off-duty employee of the National Geospatial-Inte

 

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There should just be a law that reads "Don't be an asshole". That would cover all past and future assholery without the need for new laws.



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vivster said:
There should just be a law that reads "Don't be an asshole". That would cover all past and future assholery without the need for new laws.

Yes, but the lawmakers in most countries in the world are assholes themselves (and very aware of that), so they would never bring such a law, would only hurt themselves I'm afraid.



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OdinHades said:
vivster said:
There should just be a law that reads "Don't be an asshole". That would cover all past and future assholery without the need for new laws.

Yes, but the lawmakers in most countries in the world are assholes themselves (and very aware of that), so they would never bring such a law, would only hurt themselves I'm afraid.

Well, they could just exempt themselves from that rule like they usually do. Of course it would be extremely ironic, but what laws aren't these days.



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vivster said:
There should just be a law that reads "Don't be an asshole". That would cover all past and future assholery without the need for new laws.

I agree with this.



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TBH I think the general public should just be banned from owning or using drones altogether.



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Ka-pi96 said:
TBH I think the general public should just be banned from owning or using drones altogether.

Unless they attach guns to their drones. Then it's to protect their home and perfectly fine with everyone.



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Drones are pretty much outlawed here already.

In Canada not allowed to fly a drone over 250 grams (8.8 ounces)
Higher than 90 meters (300 ft.) above the ground
At a distance of more than 500 meters (1,640 ft.) from the operator
Within 75 meters (246 ft.) of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people or crowds
At night or in the clouds
Within 9 km (5.6 miles) from the center of an airport or other facility where aircraft takeoff or within 9 km of forest fires
If your drone doesn’t have your name, address and telephone number labeled on the aircraft
In a way that interferes with first responders or police

Plus many places already outlawed them all together. I missed the boat to have some fun. Up to $3000 fines for ignoring the rules.

It's probably for the best. Having 1 pound drones crash out of the sky is bound to kill someone some day. Like a pro baseball player pitching a go pro camera at your head. A drop from 100 meters already reaches 160 km/h on impact.