Laser pointers banned in NSW
Already banned in Victoria, laser points are about to become a prohibitive weapon in NSW
Already banned in Victoria, laser points are about to become a prohibitive weapon in NSW, with the state government expected to meet in Parliament to approve legislation banning the pointers later this month.
“The basic danger is that the laser will, at the very least, distract the pilot,” he said. “At worst, the pilot could be temporarily blinded. The risk is that while distracted, the pilot could make a mistake and therefore put the lives of the passengers at risk.” NSW Premier Morris Iemma has described the act as “gutless and cowardly” and cautioned the light beams could be used to commit mass murder. He described the new laws as a preventative measure, stating:
“We are introducing new laws to stop the potential for mass murder,” Earlier this month Adelaide man Lanfranco Baldetti, became one of the first people to be jailed for shining a laser at an aircraft. Source: News.com