A Balance On Drone Regulation

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We’re living in a brave new world of technology, and the possibilities really are endless.

One of the most exciting developments is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones.

You’ve probably seen one yourself, definitely on TV, or maybe first-hand, flying around your neighborhood.

If you’re like me, you think about how drones could make life easier. Drones could be used for deliveries, photography, agriculture, search and rescue, security, and more.

Should you need to file an insurance claim for damage to your house, a drone can come photograph your roof where a tree nearly took out your garage much more quickly and safely than a person can climb up there.

MORE: DOT Says “Follow State Drone Regulations”

And if you’re in the business of feeding America, like many of the farmers I represent in Minnesota’s 2nd District, drones can be used to inspect hundreds of acres of fields and tell you which areas need a little more water, or which crops are ripe and ready to be harvested. Again, that saves you valuable time otherwise spent inspecting by hand.

The drone business is an exciting one, and it represents the cutting-edge of technology. America must remain the world-leader in technology and aviation. Both give us a competitive edge which very few other countries possess, and they not only make our country stronger and safer, but keep well-paid jobs and high-tech industries here at home.

But as this brave new world unfolds, we need to make sure that it does so in an appropriate way- because no one wants drone use to negatively affect our lives. Continue reading about balancing the regulations on drones.

Source: The Hill


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