Transportation Secretary Calls For National Register of Drones

By Anthony Zurcher

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has officially called for the creation of a national register of drones and their owners. In a statement this Monday afternoon, Foxx said that a register is “urgently needed” and would help foster a “culture of accountability and responsibility.” However, in recent months, groups have been successfully campaigning against the implementation of any such drone laws. The National Press Photographers’ Association (NPPA) was particularly critical of Foxx’s comments, casting doubt into the effectiveness of any upcoming legislation.