Establish Safety Regulations for Advanced Remote Aircraft Toys


Target: Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)

Goal:  Establish safety regulations for the use of droids

A new type of Radio-controlled multi-rotor craft, known as Droidworx, are becoming popular around the world as an unmanned and quite sophisticated aircraft toy. Droidworx can carry cameras, many owners taking aerial-view videos and stills of everything from landscapes to wedding day footage. But there have been many concerns with the availability of Droidworx to the general public, and the capability for many safety hazards that come along with all the Droidworx can do.

Droidworx have haphazardly crashed into crowds while capturing footage at family sporting events and weddings, causing severe head and bodily injuries to bystanders. There are also many privacy and safety concerns with droids being used for less noble purposes, like taking photos or video of individuals in their homes, for the purpose of capturing personal information or other unsavory intentions.

These devices are also a national security concern, as many fear a bomb or other destructive device could be strapped to a droid and inconspicuously flown in to cause havoc with the perpetrator being far out of sight. For these reasons, and more, it is important that Droidworx devices should be regulated by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and closely monitored, so that this new technology does not slip past federal attention until it is too late.


Dear Federal Aviation Authority Officials,

The new Droidworx remote-controlled aircraft are becoming increasingly popular for technology buffs, videographers, and aviation enthusiasts alike. With such a wide audience, Droidworx are being used more and more, but are at times resulting in serious injury and invoking privacy concerns among bystanders. Though Droidworx have safety regulations suggested with the product, there are no firm regulations with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) enforceable by law. It is important that the FAA remain up-to-date on the newest technological advances and implement safety laws and regulations accordingly to protect U.S. citizens from misuse of these devices.

Not only are general safety concerns an issue, due to misinformed use of the device resulting in a dangerous crash, but privacy concerns are also something to consider. Many users attach video cameras to the devices to capture video footage from the air, however these devices can be misused in this way as well, capturing video of individuals in their homes or capturing private financial or personal information from ATM use, etc. Strict laws concerning the use of cameras on these devices should also be implemented. Finally, in the worst-case scenario a terrorist might attempt to attach a bomb or other destructive device to a droid aircraft to anonymously wreak havoc on the public. This is certainly a pressing matter to consider. Thorough laws and regulations should be put in place immediately to protect the public from the potential hazards associated with the new Droidworx technology.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ed Schipul, Flickr

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