So, owners of drones are now able to begin registration of their drones with the FAA as reported earlier today. Having said that, if you happen to live in San Francisco or are about to pay a visit to that wonderful city, surely the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the monuments that you will stop by in order to enjoy the immensity of it all. The Golden Gate Bridge has definitely seen its fair share of enhancements made over the years, with the latest being implementation of ‘No Drone Zone’ signs all over the place.
It seems that the Highway and Transportation District has decided to proceed with the installation of such signs as a reminder for folks not to fly drones over or near the famous landmark. District officials claim that these drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems, do pose safety and security risks to folks who are using the bridge – whether they are driving or simply walking across while taking the breathtaking view in.
District officials shared, “Whether due to operator error or technical problems, drones can and do fail. When they drop from the sky, they pose great risk of causing traffic, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, especially given the crowded conditions on the bridge.” I certainly have no complaints against such a move – what do you think?