QUARTER OF DRONE USERS FACE £1,000 FINES

QUARTER OF DRONE USERS FACE £1,000 FINES

The CAA issued advice to people who receive drones as Christmas presents, to ensure they use their new gadgets safely.

One in four drone users risks being fined £1,000 for not joining an online register, new figures show.

Anyone who owns a drone weighing more than 250g must obtain an operator ID before their gadget is flown outdoors.

People who fly drones are also required to get a separate flyer ID by passing a theory test.

Registration became mandatory on November 29, but the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) told the PA news agency just 75,000 drone users have submitted their details, out of an estimated total of up to 100,000.

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

Registration can be completed by visiting https://register-drones.caa.co.uk and costs £9 per drone owner.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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