People caught shining laser pens at pilots face tougher punishments
Proposed law will also make it an offence to direct lasers at any transport operator, including motorists and train drivers
People caught shining laser pens at pilots, train drivers or motorists will face tougher fines and jail sentences under new laws proposed by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Pilots’ unions have called for laser pens to be classed as offensive weapons and say their members report thousands of attempts to dazzle them as they take off or land at UK airports.
Source: Guardian Transport