Is it time to tighten
YES FROM OUR READERS
• [They are all] spy drones.
DRONES ARE BECOMING more commonplace and have many
practical applications. However, there are more and more
instances of drones crashing, taking personal photos or creating
other nuisances. Some support tightening drone regulation to
prevent these problems, while others argue that ill-conceived
rules are unfair and will slow the adoption of drone technology.
• Hopefully, this will prevent an
awful accident on the land, in the
air or over the ocean. Progress is
wonderful, but regulations would be
[the] right way to go to use drones
What do you think?
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC. On the Internet, search:
• “18 awesome ways drones are being used today”
• “The undercooked debate on domestic drones”
• “Domestic drones: are unmanned aircraft safe?”
• “FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21”
• “No Drone Zone”
• You should not be allowed to
fly [drones] around the population.
Drones are very cool; however, [a
drone can be] very dangerous, [espe-cially] if it gets in the [wrong] hands.
Either put regulations [like those for
remote-control airplanes in place]
or raise the prices so much that not
everyone can afford [one]. I think
[drones are] too inexpensive now,
and without any regulations [we’re]
just waiting for something really bad
to happen.—Augusto Gus Garcia
• Irresponsible operators can be
policed with laws already in place.
Endangering public safey is not
allowed no matter how it’s done.
The current movement will stifle
innovation and responsible
NO FROM OUR READERS
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• More regulations are not needed,
but education is. I’ve advised a
number of political jurisdictions
that have or are in the process of
drafting regulations, and [many] of
the proposed or crafted regulations
are based on fear and unsubstantial
“what ifs” and not hard facts, and that
is bad legislation. Unfortunately, most
of the populace have a misinformed
opinion of [drones] because of what
they have seen or read from yellow
• Drones are camera platforms.
To control drones is to control free
speech; we need to be careful how
much restriction we put on them.
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