Why is Pokémon Go so dangerous?
The mass phenomenon Pokémon Go also has its downsides. At least this is what a so-called scientific white paper from Purdue University claims . It states that the game has led to an increase in car accidents, injuries and even deaths .
Specifically, the police reports from Tippecanoe County in Indiana were examined. Between March 2015 and November 2016, the number of car accidents increased significantly. In the months after the release, it was even apparent that injuries and deaths mainly occur in the places where Pokémon Go can be played.
Extrapolated to the total population of the United States, assume that the game’s distraction resulted in 145,000 car accidents , 30,000 injuries and 256 deaths. There was also damage worth two to seven billion dollars.
Pokémon Go should not be played while driving
The developers of Pokémon Go are also aware that using the app while driving is dangerous . Should you move too fast, the game will warn you and ask for confirmation that you are just a passenger. However, some players don’t just take this to their senses.
Injuries and deaths related to the game were recorded on the Pokémon GO Death Tracker website through February 2020. The many different cases show that you should still be careful when hunting the pocket monsters .
A group of researchers from the United States link Pokémon Go to an increase in car accidents . The figures show that a smartphone should never be used while driving.