I’m sure most of you have heard about the government’s plan to force all drone operators to register their equipment (aircraft, quadcopter, helicopter, etc.).
Of course, this is just another knee-jerk reaction by the government to pacify the public. The media creates the problem by reporting all these terribly frightening and dangerous “problems”, the public goes ape, and the government spends a bunch of MY (our, if you are a tax payer) money. Bigger and bigger government legislating more and more rules and regulations. It will never end until people get smart and I predict that is not going to happen – ever.
There are always idiots. Those idiots always do idiotic things.
If you don’t like the term idiot – replace it with inconsiderate, ill-informed, poor decision maker, etc… Government regulation has never stopped any of these people and it never will.
How many people exceed the speed limit with their vehicle on the highway? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway. Even law enforcement does this!! The very people enforcing the laws will not follow them.
How many people roll thru stop signs? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
How many people have loud noise blasting from their vehicles? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
How many people drink alcohol and then operate their motor vehicle? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
How many people operate a motorcycle on public roads without a motorcycle endorsement? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
How many people possess a firearm without following the regulations in their area? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
How many people kill other people (with a vehicle, knife, firearm, etc.)? There is a LAW against doing that. People do it anyway.
Requiring a drone operator to register their equipment does nothing.
The government cannot magically track every drone flight and know exactly where every drone operator is flying nor can they know exactly what they are doing with that drone. That is simply ridiculous but I bet that’s what the public thinks is going to happen.
There will still be idiots with drones (registered or not) doing stupid things. Nothing will be accomplished and millions (probably billions) of dollars will be spent. What a deal – sounds like the definition of “government” – wasting massive amounts of money to accomplish little or nothing.