Dutch police to use drones in accidents

Many things can be said about the Netherlands, but one thing you can’t say is that they’re not innovative: this is the country where 100% of the NS trains run on electric energy as of earlier this year, or where a crowdfunding campaign made it possible to buy and shut down a coal power plant.

Dutch police and drones

Now the police in the eastern part of the Netherlands will use, from today, unmanned drones in order to make 3D pictures and to get an overview at the scene of an accident. Seventeen drones pilots have been trained, and more are to come. The police chose East Netherlands for this year-long trial because there are no major airports nearby, making it safer to fly drones.

Drones can be used for something more useful than an Amazon delivery. Who would have thought??

On the other hand, the police has also started training eagles in 2016 to fight illegal drones posing a threat to the public or flying too close to airports or sensitive areas. You don’t believe me?? Check for yourself:

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Want to see some fine Dutch drone pictures? Check our report here.

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Aurora Signorazzi
Aurora comes from the majestic Italian capital, and is working on her PhD in virology at the University of Groningen. She has been living in the Netherlands for four years and is by now familiar with many Dutch habits... But still finds plenty of reasons to be pleasantly amazed (most of the time) by this industrious country and its brutally honest inhabitants!



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