Draw the line on drones

A Drone is displayed day four Farnborough International Airshow July 16 2014 Farnborough England.  (Phoby Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Chicago got around to regulating aircraft over the city in 1919, only after a dirigible crashed through a skylight of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank at LaSalle and Jackson, an accident that left 13 people dead.

We would be wise to learn from history and not wait for another disaster before putting rules in place to regulate the hordes of private drones likely to roam our skies someday soon.

Early signs of a drone invasion are here. During Lollapalooza, for example, a camera-equipped drone flew over the crowds, making a lot of people nervous. Federal Aviation Administration officials are reviewing the incident.

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