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Japan outlaws drunk drone driving
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Japan https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48621450  Japan

Operating a drone in Japan while drunk could lead to a year in prison thanks to new legislation.

The law, passed by the country's parliament this week, seeks to rein in growing use of the unmanned aerial vehicles.

Those found to be intoxicated while flying a drone could also face a fine of up to 300,000 yen (£2,200).

The law covers drones weighing more than 200g (7oz) and also puts limits on where drones can be flown.

"We believe operating drones after consuming alcohol is as serious as (drink) driving," a Japanese transport ministry official told the AFP news agency.
 


I'm not aware of any particular incidents that have happened as a result of drunk drone driving; however, I suppose it's only a matter of time.

Given the chaos at Gatwick Airport, it's probably sensible to do this sooner rather than later.
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Who the hell would operate a drone drunk? Then again, that applies to idiots that drive a car while drunk.

That's all new to me...
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(06-14-2019, 07:03 AM).bryn Wrote: Who the hell would operate a drone drunk? Then again, that applies to idiots that drive a car while drunk.

That's all new to me...

I'm sure there are plenty of people who want to go crazy with drones, but don't do it when sober because they know it's a bad idea. However, alcohol lowers their inhibitions, so when these people get drunk, it's pretty clear what they're going to do :P ...
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