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7 New Rules Drone Owners Need To Know About

Posted May 28th, 2018 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

If you own a drone or know someone who owns a drone make sure you’re informed of the new laws and rules, as you could receive a fine if they are broken.

7 New Rules Drone Owners Need To Know About, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

When it comes to operating your drone safely, be sure to do it on a clear sunny day, ideally without anything in your airspace. In Canada, if your drone weighs 250 grams to 35 kilograms you must follow these new laws.

New rules for recreational drone use in Canada

  1. Before you use your drone, it must be fully labeled with your name, address, and telephone number.
  2. Do not fly your drone any higher than 90 metres above the ground.
  3. Your drone shouldn’t be closer than 75 metres to buildings, vehicles or people.
  4. You shouldn’t fly your drone closer than 9 kilometres from an aerodrome, which includes an airport, heliport, etc.
  5. A drone should never have any interference with any first responder.
  6. You need to be able to see your drone at all times, and that includes not using it at night or in clouds.
  7. You must stay within 500 metres of your drone at all times.

Knowing where you can operate your drone in Canada is extremely important as there are many laws impacting the usage. If you break one of these laws, you could be fined up to $3,000. As drones are becoming more and more popular, make sure you stay up to date on the laws as they are constantly getting updated.

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