Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it would require the registration of consumer drones:
“Requiring the registration of consumer drones is a big and necessary step to improve safety and accountability for this new technology. Users will be less likely to use their drones irresponsibly if the devices can be traced back to them.
“The FAA’s decision to require registration is a key step, but the agency should have additional authorities to require safety features and set rules on when and where drones can fly. Congress must pass the Consumer Drone Safety Act to ensure drone safety is addressed in a comprehensive way.”
Feinstein also sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to express her support for the policy.