The dangers of flying drones are as numerous as they are varied. As one of the major technological advances of recent times, drones are a ubiquitous part of modern life. What began seemingly as a marketing gimmick for delivery services has exploded into one of the most popular hobbies around.
What are the main dangers of flying drones?
However, just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Here’s a brief look at the three main issues with flying drones.
- Physical injuries: Let’s start with the most obvious. Flying drones have the potential to cause significant physical damage. Even before taking off, the whirring propellers can all too easily take a slice of flesh from a finger. They can also cause bruises and even bone fractures. Then there’s the risk of being struck by a flying drone. Admittedly, this risk is rather small, and the chances of suffering a serious injury are slim. However, sometimes the most innocuous-looking accidents can have the most serious consequences. What if one knocks you off balance? Or causes you to take risky evasive action?
- Distractions: Linked to the aforementioned evasive action is one of the other dangers of flying drones – distraction. Imagine you are driving along when you suddenly spot a drone in the sky. It doesn’t take a great leap to imagine yourself getting distracted from the road. Distracted drivers instantly increase the likelihood of a serious incident on the road. Even if you yourself remain focused, other motorists may not be so diligent. Road traffic accidents are never far away.
- Security issues: Flying drones have enabled numerous bloggers and YouTube specialists gain breath-taking shots for their videos. A bird’s eye view of London, for example, was previously the preserve of professional television and film crews. Not any more. Now, anyone with a drone can send it up and capture some stunning footage. However, this causes a number of security issues. Fly a drone around a famous landmark, and you’ll soon find yourself in serious discussions with the police.
Making a claim
There are numerous other dangers of flying drones. It’s important to remember that if you are hurt in an accident with a drone, compensation may be due.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our expert advisors can offer a no-obligation consultation before you make a decision about progressing further. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.