Dartmoor Bans Drones

By Gary Cutlack on at

The managers of the big lump of fields and hills that make up the Dartmoor National Park are on the warpath against drones, and have used an old by-law to ban the operation of the expensive little manchild toys.

In particular, authorities are worried about casual drone enthusiasts using the flying machines to capture dramatic family photos without really taking into account the worry the machines can cause to animals or the risks they pose to other visitors and cars, and are now only letting men film dramatic footage from the sky if they seek advance approval.

Dartmoor's quite big and the operators are unlikely to have enough money to pay for too many anti-drone enforcement officers to roam the moors, so chances are you'll still be able to get away with it. [BBC]


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