DJI has greeted proposals from the UK Government to address concerns about irresponsible drone use with open arms.
Last week the Department for Transport unveiled plans to encourage the wider use of drones to benefit society and the UK economy and stamp out unsafe use across the UK.
“This consultation on new measures to help prevent drone misuse highlights the commitment of Baroness Sugg and the government to proactively support drone technology and its potential to significantly contribute to the UK economy,” said Christian Struwe, Head of Public Policy Europe at DJI.
“The vast majority of drone pilots fly safely and responsibly, and DJI supports measures to deal properly with the small number of people who intentionally misuse this technology,” Struwe said. “Governments, aviation authorities and drone manufacturers are working together to help ensure drone pilots understand rules and regulations, and this cooperative spirit is making the UK safe for drone operations.”
Drone technology is revolutionising fields such as emergency response, construction, filmmaking, agriculture and conservation, allowing professionals to do more work faster, safety, more efficiently and at a lower cost.
Just this year, police forces have used drones to save the lives of three individuals who had gone missing in dangerous circumstances. Lincolnshire police made headlines when it rescued an unconscious, hypothermic man from a ditch in February, while Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police found a man on a cliff’s edge in May and Norfolk police found an elderly man lost in a marsh in June.