Increased use of drones leads to safety, regulatory issues

Drones could outnumber commercial airplanes flying overhead by a ratio of 6-to-1 within the next five years, and that’s leading to increased scrutiny of the regulation and safety measures surrounding drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles.

Tyler Collins, director of business development for PrecisionHawk, discussed the growing commercial use of drones during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, he detailed the projected growth in drone use.

2:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 46:42 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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