SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.
Golden Gate Transportation District General manager Denis Mulligan tells the Marin Independent Journal that the unmanned aerial devices pose safety and security threats to the bridge, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated as a potential terrorist target after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In San Jose
Mulligan says drones have been flying past security fences and sensors into areas where photography is prohibited. And he says one of the machines recently crash-landed on the bridge’s roadway.READ MORE: Home Alone: Helping Pandemic Pets Cope When Their Owners Return To Work
The bridge district is asking Feinstein and the Federal Aviation Administration for regulations that would allow the agency to cite drone operators for trespassing.'Enough Is Enough!' Bay Area Lawmaker Urges Newsom To Impose Harsher Penalty For Attacks On Journalists
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