Trinidad moves towards drone regulation

By Neasa MacErlean

25 August 2015 at 01:07 BST

Trinidad and Tobago has become the latest state to decide to introduce rules stopping the free flight of drones - as a matter of urgency in response to a surge in their use.


Draft regulations were submitted to the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel about a month ago. These would make the use of drones illegal unless they meet registration requirements. There has been a particular increase of the use of drones for use photography. 

Safety hazard

Ramesh Lutchmedial, Director General of Civil Aviation, said: 'In other countries the use of these devices is regulated. We are preparing a set of regulations. All drones will have to be registered and conditions will be attached for their use in order to ensure they do not pose a safety hazard to persons on the ground and to aircraft.'

Source: Newsday


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