Pokemon GO is the latest craze. It has swept the nation and it’s sweeping the world. But Pokemon GO has people going crazy! The craze is creating havoc and leaving damage and injury in its wake.
People of all ages are playing the game, and in their rush to get them all, they are behaving irresponsibly and dangerously. Some players are so wrapped up in the game that they are losing all sense of the consequences of their actions. As a result, police and other public safety agencies throughout the world are concerned about the escalation of behaviors associated with the game.
Pokemon GO is causing a plethora of crazy behavior by normally sensible people. From illegal and dangerous trespassing to distracted pedestrians walking into objects and into traffic, to distracted driving accidents, the toll of injuries is rising rapidly. [Read more…]