Laser pen offenders now face five years and unlimited fines
Shining laser pens at air, ground or sea vehicles to face more severe punishments under new laws put forward by transport department
People who shine lasers at air, ground or sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years or face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport measures to boost safety.
Commonly available laser pens can cause eye damage and in some cases render people temporarily blind. Existing legislation means someone found guilty of shining a laser at an aircraft faces a maximum fine of £2,500.
Source: Guardian Transport