US will reportedly require consumers to register their drones

Nathan Ingraham
N. Ingraham|10.16.15

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US will reportedly require consumers to register their drones

If you get a new drone this holiday season, you might have to register it with the US government. According to a report from NBC News, the US is ready to announce new requirements for consumers purchasing drones, the most notable of which is that you'll need to register it with the department of transportation. It's part of a plan to make sure that drones don't end up colliding with aircraft flying in and out of airports, something that has the government rightly concerned.

The plan is expected to be announced as soon as Monday, and the DOT wants it in place by Christmas.

It's not clear yet what exactly will be required of consumers and how much information they'll need to share with the government, but knowing that the government can track you down if your drone causes an accident would probably make it owners use them with a little more caution.
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