This summer drones are expected to be the hot sellers, with this trend continuing through the holidays. While the government ie FAA continues to develop new guidelines, 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson said the safety issue is not a “law problem, but an enforcement problem.” So with safety being a major concern for drone companies, they can’t wait for FAA regulations to catch up. “Governments operate too slowly,” he said. Anderson said the industry polices itself, developing new tools to combat against accidental drone misuse.
“Every developed country has basic rules in place. So under 400 feet; you can’t fly over 400 feet. Those are the rules. They’ve been in place for 30, 40 years, and yet people do it anyway,” Anderson said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”
The FAA’s current drone guidelines include mandates to fly within a visual line of site, at least 5 miles from airports and not over people, except those involved with the flight.
While safety is a concern, Anderson said drone companies can’t wait for regulations to catch up.