The UK has announced plans to impose tougher sentences on people convicted of shining laser lights at aircraft. Currently, penalties for someone found guilty of such an offence are limited, with the maximum fine being £2,500 ($3,350). Under the proposed Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill, published Dec. 20 by the UK government, convicted offenders could face a prison sentence of up to five years, as well as a potentially unlimited fine. The new bill is intended to apply to all forms of ...

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