The official authorization from the FAA was granted in February 25, 2015, but the Michigan State Police flew the drone on its first mission on March 4, 2015. A representative for the Michigan State Police claims that the drone can assist with accident reconstruction, creating 3D images of crash scenes.
While the the impact on the civil rights of Michigan citizens remains to be seen, the additional documentation for auto accidents and motorcycle accidents may be important as this technology is implemented.
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