Authorities in Tennessee recently warned motorists not to play the mobile-based hit game “Pokemon Go” while behind the wheel to prevent them from being involved in accidents, an article of Transport Topics stated on July 11.
Using the hashtags #PokemonGo and #justdrive the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (TNHSO) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on July 9 posted a message on Twitter reminding people to stay safe only days after the release of the game. Using GPS-enabled smartphones, players go out to different places to possibly catch a Pokemon character. Safety precaution was issued after reports revealed that some players went to great lengths for them to catch a pocket monster. “Wait. Park. Then, #PokemonGo! Do NOT use mobile app devices while driving. #PikachuCanWait #HepingYouArrive,” a Tweet from the official Twitter of the TNHSO said.
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