Anyone possessing a laser pen now needs to be careful how they use it. Parliament has passed a new law which means that those targeting airline pilots with a laser could be fined and possibly imprisoned.
A total of 1,258 laser attack incidents were reported in 2016, most commonly targeting planes flying into British airports.
The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act also allows for sentences up to five years and unlimited fines and it extends those protected by the law to include bus drivers, captains of boats and hovercrafts as well as airline pilots.
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