Although the Pokemon Go craze has died off a bit, it is still the case that millions of Houston residents are playing the mobile game throughout the city. With Houston having hundreds of historical landmarks, it is heaven for a Pokemon Go player looking to get the most of out of the game. With the mobile game encouraging players to use their smartphone while traveling around, it should come as no surprise that some are using it while in their car, truck, van or SUV. In fact, it has even caused car accidents in several US cities.
It is very important to remember that distracted driving is not only illegal, it is dangerous to everyone that may be around a driver. Pokemon Go has diehard fans of the game out and about, most of them on foot. They are on foot on city sidewalks, out in parks or in their backyards. Unfortunately, some of these pedestrians are in danger if a distracted driver is within the vicinity.
No Pokemon Go player should ever attempt to play the game while driving a vehicle. Some of the more advanced players have asked friends to drive or have taken an Uber to enjoy the game. This is a good idea for anyone that wants to “level up” safely. Instead of trying to catch Pokemon Go characters and look for gyms and Pokestops while driving, one should focus all of their attention on the road.
Over the next several weeks we are going to keep a close eye on the car accidents that happen because of Pokemon Go. We will do our best to update this resource with the time and location of these accidents and how they could have been prevented. If you have been in a car or pedestrian accidents due to a distracted driver playing Pokemon Go please feel free to comment below and inform us of your story. You do not have to give exact details as you can summarize the situation to remain anonymous.
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