Transcript for Government to Start Requiring Drones to Be Registered
We're turning to new rules for drones set for tomorrow. To be announced after too many dangerous close encounters in the sky. The government is cracking down and keeping close tabs on everyone who owns what's expected to be a popular Christmas present this year. Reporter: The FAA announcing strict first of its kind rules with hobbiest pilots. Confirming on Monday the agency will lay out regulation requiring all new buyers to register their unmanned multi-copters. Part of their effort to get the problematic aircraft under control, expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, as many as 750,000 will be sold by Christmas. The unmanned aerial vehicles have proven to be dangerous with case after case reporting drones flying too close to aircraft endangering passengers. Some impeding fire fighting efforts like this fire in July. Sooner or later we're going to lose an airplane to a drone due to collision. Regulations for commercial use of drones proposed by the FAA earlier this year require a written test and limit flight to below 500 feet. The objective is to get people to fly where they're supposed to fly. Keep them from flying where they're not allowed to fly. Reporter: We're told the new registration requirements should be in effect by Christmas and get all of the specifics when the FAA holds the news conference tomorrow. We're looking at the other stories that have been
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