Tougher action is needed to tackle "mindless" laser pen attacks on aircraft near our region's airports, according to a Yorkshire MP.
Shining the lights into cockpits can dazzle pilots. The British Airline Pilots Association has warned those who do are playing "Russian roulette" with people’s lives.
New laws to combat the problem with harsher penalties were introduced last year.
But Greg Mulholland, the MP for Leeds North West, claims the "lack of significant reduction" in the number of incidents "indicates more should be done".
These attacks on aircraft are just mindless and the perpetrators are putting the lives of passengers and aircrew alike in serious danger.
Stronger regulation for those buying these pens is needed and tougher sentences need to be handed to those caught using them to endanger lives.
The Liberal Democrat has tabled a Parliamentary motion urging the Department for Transport to consider "further action to tackle the problem".
The full Early Day Motion can be read here.
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