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Feb 15, 2017

New law to regulate drone use in Hungary

Drones below 250 grams are classed as toys, while drones of up to 2kg will require online certification under the proposed law. Operators of drones weighing between 2kg and 25kg will have to obtain a license

Hungary is planning to enforce a new law that will regulate drone use, it has been revealed.

According to Népszava, the Hungarian government will push for the change on July 1 and has published a consultative paper and is processing feedback.

The papers state that drones below 250 grams are classed as toys, while drones of up to 2kg will require online certification under the proposed law. Operators of drones weighing between 2kg and 25kg will have to obtain a license.

A mobile app will allow users access to up-to-date information on whether it is permissible to fly their drones in any given area.

The law would also require operators to obtain liability insurance covering any accidents their drones may cause.

The news follows our report of a drone crashing recently into a car on the Szabadság 'Liberty' Bridge and breaking the automobile's windscreen.

A 23-year-old Singapore tourist was using the drone to take aerial photographs above the bridge but lost control. Police pressed charges against the man for committing a crime against road safety through negligence. No one was hurt in the incident.