Seattle- What is Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go is a smartphone application that launched a few weeks ago. Players must catch Pokémon (short for pocket monsters) that are scattered around public landmarks throughout Seattle and other cities. The game has become a huge hit and has changed the way people move around our city. Have you seen people walking on the street looking down at their smartphones? Chances are they are playing Pokémon Go.
Even though it has become very popular, Pokémon Go can be a dangerous game. For instance, the game can distract drivers from keeping their eyes on the road. A 28-year-old driver was cited for causing a collision because he admitted to being distracted by the Pokémon Go app. This is the first distracted driving collision reported to the Washing State Patrol involving Pokémon Go since the mobile app launched earlier this month.
Ever heard the phrase, “Don’t drink and drive”?
You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “Don’t drink and drive.” Now, because of Pokémon Go, the phrase should be, “Don’t catch and drive.” Playing Pokémon Go while behind the wheel could be as dangerous as texting and driving. Be safe when playing yourself and watch out for others who might be distracted.
If you have been a victim or know of someone who has been seriously injured due to the negligence of a driver playing Pokémon Go, please contact us at 206-592-9000 or 1-800-291-1821 for a FREE consultation.