One States Makes It A Crime To Drink And Drone

January 10, 2018

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There are laws against drinking and driving, drinking and boating and soon in New Jersey, drinking and droning! New Jersey state legislators unanimously approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine.  Although it doesn’t appear to be any specific minimum size listed for drones it would be illegal to drunkenly operate, those caught with a 0.08 blood alcohol concentration level will be considered too drunk to drone. While there hasn’t exactly been a huge spate of drone accidents, advocates for tighter regulation have noted that every passing year there are more unmanned aerial vehicles in the sky with an associated higher danger that something could go wrong. The bill now await signature from the governor to become law.

SOURCE: Gizmodo

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