The Illinois State Police are in hopes that using the aircrafts can help to survey traffic, accidents and disseminate information faster to clear roads.
But, agency isn’t calling them drones, because they won’t be used for surveillance.
Flying will be done by trained pilots, not the claims adjustors.
Though it took a while for them to catch on, they now sell as soon as they are in stock.
Illinois-based insurer would use emerging technology for natural disaster response
But rules and regulations for the safe use of drones are lagging so far behind that a special oversight group has now been formed.
The use of drones is growing by leaps and bounds, moving from mere curiosity, to outdoor hobby, to business opportunity.
One local expert says these remote controlled aircraft will become more common, even as regulations lag behind.
Republican Rodney Davis says he thinks the only thing that will matter to insurgents is force.
Neither the city of St. Louis nor the state of Missouri have any restrictions against drone use.