Thursday, 16 March 2017

Drones and UAVs vs. people and cars

UPDATE –Mar. 16th, 2017 Canada announces new UAV or drone laws.\
Praise be!
This includes helipads at hospitals, and will have a big impact.

It is amazing technology, but it shouldn't be treated as a toy. There have been many issues with incidents, crashes and privacy.
Canada tracks drone incidents.
amazing technology 

Transport Canada Investigations of infractions involving UAVs

Year  Frequency Fines
2011        1
2012        3
2013        6
2014       61 13
2015      97   5
2016      82 12

Amazing UAVs!

Legal use of an unmanned aircraft in Canada prohibits flying near areas with large groups of people, such as beaches.

DOC]NPA UAVs - Transport Canada

Canada and other jurisdictions are working on developing stricter regulations

Belleville drone vs. vehicle crash 'probably won't be the last': police

No charges laid, as police express puzzlement over what might apply

Police in Belleville, Ont., are warning drivers that drones could become a growing hazard on the road after one of the airborne devices crashed into the grille of a moving vehicle on Monday morning, causing $1,000 in damage to it.

No charges laid? Tell that to the insurance company. They best get on it!

Ski federation bans camera drones after close-call crash ...
“He did not follow our instructions,” the race director said. “He had to fly outside of the race track and follow the racer from a 15-meter (50-foot) distance. Then there would have been a margin and nothing could have happened.”
Drone crashed behind a skier in Italy.

Drone Crash Database | Drone Wars UK

Domestic drone accidents |

Flying a drone or an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) for work or ...

No Drone Zones 

Find out where you are not allowed to fly a drone


Cloudia said...

Canada is looking better and better!

Nancy J said...

Down here there are CAA ( Civil Aviation Authority ) rules for model planes, gliders and drones. Members of model flying clubs have to comply with these , and in Hugh's instance, he cannot fly his model plane if there is not a qualified certificate holder there as well. To get the certificate, you have to do certain flights, figure 8's, glide with no power, and do a safe take-off and landing in the correct place. I agree, people think it is a toy and can fly it anywhere, but for some technology instances, they are invaluable, as was seen after the massive earthquake in Kaikoura, South Island. NZ. The one used there would have been a very sophisticated model, made for commercial use. And VERY expensive.

William Kendall said...

There really need to be such rules and regulations in place for these things.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the info. - Margy

Kay said...

Drones do make me nervous knowing they can infringe on privacy, etc.