Drone pilots to risk fixed-penalty fines in the UK

Adam with mock up Fixed Penalty Notice
(Image credit: Future)

The UK government is set to introduce fixed penalties and on-the-spot fines for breaches of the UK drone rules, according to an upcoming interview with Andy Harding, head of the UK's National Police Chief Council's Counter Drone Team.

Clips of an interview discussing this have already been shown of the interview, which is teasing a full interview coming on Sean Hickey's Geeksvana YouTube channel. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook