Holiday laser lights warning: careful where you point them

Posted at 6:40 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 09:40:30-05

(KGTV) -- Federal Aviation Administration officials are reminding holiday laser light owners to be careful where they are pointing them. Pointing the lights towards the sky could put pilots and their passengers at risk.

"Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety risk and violates federal law. Many high-powered lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers," the FAA announced on their official site.