Drinking and Droning: breath test call

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Government has announced that new legislation will come into force next month to limit the misuse of drones. Airport ‘no fly’ zones will be extended and a partnership has been forged with retailer Jessops to raise awareness of responsible drone use. “Whilst we welcome the new 'drone zone' legislation, we are surprised there are no plans to introduce alcohol testing,” comments Hunter Abbott, Managing Director of personal breathalyser firm AlcoSense. "Fumbling with the controls of a drone whilst under the influence could mean it crashes into a house, a car, a pedestrian – or even a plane. “If you’re not fit to drive, you’re not fit to drone.” The US state of New Jersey has led the way in banning the use of drones whilst intoxicated. The drink drive limit in England and Wales is 80mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood (50mg in Scotland). * New drone safety partnership

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