NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s airports lead the nation in drone encounters with more than 200 reported in the last couple of years.
As WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported, drone encounters are at epidemic levels with New York City airports reporting more than any other region in the nation.READ MORE: Kitten Rescued From Car's Engine In Ramapo
CBS News transportation safety analyst Mark Rosenker said from December 2013 through this past September, there have been 241 reported incidents.READ MORE: 13 Treated Due To Fumes At YMCA In New Rochelle
Rosenker said the Federal Aviation Administration is finalizing rules for drone use, but rules may not be enough.
“Ultimately, I think the best solution will probably be some form of technological solution where we could create areas where these devices are GEO fenced off,” he said.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective For Kids 5 To 11
Most of the sightings have been within five miles of an airport.