DOT Proposal Would Loosen Rules On Some Drone Flights

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 7:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday unveiled highly anticipated proposed rules allowing drones to fly over people and at night without special waivers, advancing the federal government's years-long effort to establish safety and security regulations for the expanded commercial use of drones.

DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao said Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that for the first time will allow unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, to fly over people or at night without having to obtain a special waiver. Chao made the announcement at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington,...

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