Drone flyers need to respect neighbours, say LaSalle police
Resident complained about a drone conspicuously flying over people's homes Sunday afternoon
Drone operators need to respect their neighbours' privacy and obey the rules of the sky, according to a public warning issued by LaSalle police.
The warning comes after a resident complained about a drone conspicuously flying over people's homes Sunday afternoon near Reaume Road, between Carnegie Street and Mayfair Avenue.
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"If you are the operator of the drone or know who the operator is, please desist from this activity immediately," LaSalle police stated in a message posted to Facebook.
The resident indicated the drone was hovering over the back yard several times for a period of 10 to 15 minutes.
Transport Canada rules say a drone should always be more than 75 metres away from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people or crowds. Violating Transport Canada guidelines on drones can result in a fine of up to $3,000.
"Privacy concerns of fellow citizens [and] residents must always be respected," the police wrote in the post. "It is what good neighbours do."
Parents are also reminded to help their children understand the rules of flying a drone as outlined by Transport Canada.