New Regulations Coming for Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to announce drone purchases will have to be registered with the government.
1:46 | 10/19/15

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To a major crackdown on drones. The government issues ning new rules today. Hey, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. This morning, you know, I could go out to a store and buy a drone and I could fly it like this one that's coming into our shot right here. As long as I'm five miles away from an airport. Don't go higher than 400 feet. I'm away from a pop lated area. Later this morning, that is going to change. This morning, new rules expected to be floated about drones like these. Because users have put these craft in dangerous situations. We have heard those commercial pilots complaining. Remote-controlled devices are in their air space. We almost got hit by a drone, just to let you know up here, just about 20 feet. Kennedy tower, for your information, we just saw a little drone below us. We just spotted a drone over here by Hawthorne. Reporter: Drones now affordable. Their availability far out in front of new rules. This morning, the department of transportation and its FAA expected to announce that anyone buying a drone will have to register it with the government. The secretary hinted as much when we talked to him this summer. The ability of someone to go the a countertop, any place in America, and buy one of these things without having any ability to trace the ownership of these things creates a bit of a problem from an enforcement standpoint. Reporter: The new rules may not be in place for Christmas. And drone this is holiday season expected to be a popular gift. A total of 750,000 drones are estimated to be sold this year. Now, there are registration Numbers on this drone that we're using. It's a professional drone. As they start to remg steer the drones, it will give them way to track it. Will you be able to find the person who is flying it? Because the FAA currently relies on local authorities to actually go ahended a enforce the rules about flying the drones in the wrong spots. George in back to you. A good pilot for that one.

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