Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

The Metropolitan Police in London will become the first UK police force to use a drone to monitor road users.

According to a report in The Guardian newspaper, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will focus on road users engaged in dangerous driving, such as racing, that could potentially put others at risk, rather than targeting all speeding motorists…

The Guardian reports that once a suspect has been spotted, information will be relayed from the drone to officers further along the road so they can pull them over. The drone has a night vision function and will be able to operate at both high and low altitudes.