Washington: US government aviation officials have decided to impose fine on people who point power lasers at planes and helicopters, which can temporarily blind pilots.

US government aviation officials will start imposing fines ont people who point powerful lasers at planes and helicopters.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday that pilots have reported more than 1,100 such incidents in US so far this year.

Agency officials released a new legal interpretation they said will allow them to fine people who point lasers as much as USD 11,000 per incident.

The incidents have increased rapidly around the world over the past six years as online sales of new, powerful handheld lasers have soared. The lasers are marketed as a tool to point out stars at night.