The push to regulate drone operators has moved forward, at least in Los Angeles. A measure was passed recently that gives the police more authority to charge drone operators with misconduct and disruption.
Drone operators may not fly their drones above 500 feet. They also cannot be within 5 miles of an airport or 25 feet from another person. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time of up to 6 months. Any drone operators caught disobeying these new ordinances will be arrested and charged. That’s definitely not a good look.
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But make this a lesson – if you’re a drone operator or plan on getting one, know your flying limitations. The city of Los Angeles is serious about this ordinance – there have been too many encounters in the past that have stalled their important work. Don’t get yourself wrapped up in your own mess for interfering with them taking care of someone else’s mess.