Pokémon Go has been the epitome of an overnight success. We’d be very surprised if you hadn’t heard of it by now.
For those of you who haven't, though, it’s an app based on the Pokémon gaming franchise that allows users to find the fictional creatures in the real world by using augmented reality.
There has been a spate of health and safety warnings concerning the app, ranging from child safety to muggings by tech-savvy criminals. The latest has come from the police, warning that some (lazy) users are trying to catch ‘em all from behind the wheel of their cars.
Come on, people. This is very, very stupid.
Aside from the obvious safety standpoint, it’s not very practical in-game, anyway. Of course, the likelihood of people doing this is almost inevitable, seeing as the app's use is so widespread and the game is travel-based, but we can’t think of many more stupid reasons to lose your life.
Even IAM Roadsmart are in on the warnings; the institute, which promotes better driving, issued a statement urging motorists not to take the risk, while also reminding us that 15% of drivers aged 18-25 and 19% of drivers aged 25-35 admitted to taking a selfie while driving.