Pokemon GO Accidents | Responsibly

Spiritech

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I gure there's going to be a lot of these so I started a thread for them.

http://jalopnik.com/pokemon-go-user-playing-while-driving-successfully-catc-1783609111



At least he escaped with minor injuries.



this one just hit a curb.

http://jalopnik.com/driver-has-to-pokemon-go-to-the-shop-after-hitting-a-cu-1783588557
 

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Sadly it is only a matter of time before someone dies playing this (if it hasn't happened already). I work at a university and the students already walk around with their heads buried in their cell phones with headphones on. They can't hear anything and don't watch where they are going. Sadly at least once a year some kid gets hit by a car because he/she just walks out into traffic not paying attention.

There will be some sort of trespassing incident too. Some kid is going to wander into somewhere they don't belong and get shot at by someone.

I'm sure there will be tons of lawsuits in spite of the disclaimer that loads every time you fire up the game.
 

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Sadly it is only a matter of time before someone dies playing this (if it hasn't happened already). I work at a university and the students already walk around with their heads buried in their cell phones with headphones on. They can't hear anything and don't watch where they are going. Sadly at least once a year some kid gets hit by a car because he/she just walks out into traffic not paying attention.

There will be some sort of trespassing incident too. Some kid is going to wander into somewhere they don't belong and get shot at by someone.

I'm sure there will be tons of lawsuits in spite of the disclaimer that loads every time you fire up the game.
With this though, people have to keep their heads up. Many are using AR to take photos, etc. Now, they may be oblivious to surroundings, i.e. traffic.
 

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Yea I think it's sadly inevitable someone(s) will die from a car crash or walking into traffic.
 

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I think the media just loves to jump on the hottest craze and use scare tactics to get clicks.










Who said that!?
 

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It really isn't scare tactics though. College age people and younger really do things like wander out into traffic even before this game came out. Seriously, we really need to re-enforce looking both ways before crossing the street.

In my area we get PSA ads about not walking out into traffic. Distracted driving is a huge issue, but distracted walking is getting there too.
 

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In 20 years cars will have autopilot and "Pokemon GO" will be a roaming setting. You don't even have to go, just send your car and have it come back with Pokemon.
 

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I'm waiting for the B movie horror flick based off this personally,

"It says there is a rare Pokemon in that abandoned psych hospital."
 

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Two people fell off a cliff in San Diego. They lived and luckily not seriously hurt.

http://fox59.com/2016/07/14/two-men-fall-off-cliff-near-san-diego-while-playing-pokemon-go/

Really?!

The game has been a nuisance for several parks and museums. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a ‘PokeStop’ in the game where players can get free in-game items. However, museum officials asked gamers to not visit the site while playing.
 

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Ohh dammit Dno I can't usnee the one on the right now...Need to only remember the left.... :confused: