As in other countries, Japanese authorities have become increasingly wary of the potential threat posed by drones. Photo: Bloomberg

Drone laws: Japan prepares to ban flying unmanned aerial vehicles under the influence of alcohol

  • While drone accidents in Japan have so far not been caused by drunk operators, authorities want to pre-empt a situation that happened in the US, when a ‘drunk person landed a drone on the grounds of the White House’
  • If new laws are passed, those who drink and drone could be jailed for up to a year
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As in other countries, Japanese authorities have become increasingly wary of the potential threat posed by drones. Photo: Bloomberg
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