Home insurers rush to exclude drones as Christmas sees popularity soar

Home insurers are rushing to exclude drones from their policies as experts warn that even those who buy them as gifts for others could be liable for privacy and personal injury claims.

Provisions to exclude “aircrafts” and “remote controlled vehicles” have been hastily added to policies, as underwriters refuse to risk footing the bill of potentially huge legal bills arising from the gadgets.

Originally designed for military use, the increasingly affordable unmanned aircrafts have soared in popularity among amateurs, and are expected to be bought in record numbers this Christmas.


This is a UK story but I imagine insurers in North America have or will follow suit.