Transport Canada to launch drone incident-reporting tool
Transport Canada recently issued a statement outlining safety initiatives regarding the use of drones, including a new incident-reporting tool.
According to a release on the Transport Canada website:
Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, on behalf of Minister Marc Garneau, today (Dec. 21) outlined concrete steps that have been taken to improve safety and support innovation in one of Canada’s fastest growing industries: drones. This includes launching a new incident-reporting tool to keep Canadians safe from reckless drone use and issuing new exemptions for non-recreational operators that will help industry evolve and develop in a rapidly changing field.
Over the past year, Transport Canada has made progress on drones, also known as unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The department is focused on a number of key areas including:
- Helping Canadians report safety concerns through a new online tool
- Improving regulations for drone operators
- Simplifying rules for commercial operators with two new exemptions
- Supporting innovation for commercial operators at a new drone test site in Alberta
- Partnering with retailers to provide safety information at the point-of-sale
- Launching a No Drone Zone public awareness campaign
Canadians are encouraged to visit www.canada.ca/drone-safety for updates on the department’s progress on drones.