FAA task force aims to register drone hobbyists

USA Today discusses the FAA drone registration rules and cites Marc Scribner on the predicted results of such regulations.

A 2012 law that called for FAA to develop rules for commercial drones explicitly prohibited FAA from regulating “model aircraft” for “hobby or recreational use” that is operating within community-set guidelines. Huerta and Foxx have said they have the authority to create a registry as a safety measure.

But Marc Scribner, a transportation expert at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an advocacy group for limited government, said the registry “will almost certainly result in litigation” because of that 2012 congressional restriction and because registration by itself won’t reduce safety risks from drones.

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