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.
DOT announcement coming Monday w/indstry - plan to register drones - hoping plan is in place by xmas, follows drone/plane close calls.— Tom Costello (@tomcostellonbc) October 16, 2015