Last week, the UK government proposed a series of strict measures to curb dangerous flying of personal drones.

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People unwrapping their brand new drones this Christmas have been cautioned to brush up on the rules and risks of flying their devices before taking it to the skies.

Following a series of near-misses with aircraft, aviation authorities and police have warned new drone owners that those caught flying their new devices dangerously could face up to five years in prison and an unlimited fine, The Guardian reports.

One of the proposals includes mandating that anyone who buys a drone in the UK to register it and take a test to show they understand the safety guidelines.

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