DRONE OWNERS FACE £1,000 FINE FOR FAILING TO SIGN UP TO NEW REGISTER

DRONE OWNERS FACE £1,000 FINE FOR FAILING TO SIGN UP TO NEW REGISTER

New rules come into force at the weekend

Tens of thousands of drone owners face a £1,000 fine for failing to sign up to a new register, regulators have warned.

From Saturday, anyone who owns a drone weighing more than 250g must fill out an online form and pay a £9 fee to continue using it.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said just 40,000 of the UK's estimated 90,000 drone users have registered since the system opened earlier this month.

Anyone who flies a drone will also need to have passed an online theory test featuring 20 multiple choice questions.

Users who fail to register or sit the competency test could face fines of up to £1,000.

The new rules are being introduced as part of a crackdown on drone misuse.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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