Insuring the Drones Can Become a Trouble for Owners as Insurers Stop Offering Cover
The cost of drones might be high but that does not stop people from buying them as Christmas presents. But, the problem lies in insuring them.
The flying machines are being left out from home cover policies as fears rise that users could be accountable for privacy as well as personal injury claims.
The insurers are hurrying to exclude the remote controlled vehicles to defend their underwriters from being exposed to huge legal payouts. An expert in aviation law, Frank Cannon said "With drones being so prolific, and in the hands of so many amateurs, potential fools and children, a lot of insurance companies will have decided to simply exclude them while they see the risk developing. There are lots of nasty things that could happen." Mr. Cannon says these tiny toy drones may look harmless and may lead to serious accidents like flying into car screen or a pram, injuring a baby. He says when a child controls a drone which leads to an accident, will make an adult liable for damages, who bought the gadget. The damages are often unforeseeable.
Civil Aviation Authority guidelines for drones, that were actually designed for use by the military says they must not be flown out of sight of the person who is controlling it. Other regulations state that these flying machines must not be flown within hundred and fifty meters within buildings, vehicles or a person.
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