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Pokemon Go is the latest potential cause of distracted driving

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2016 | Car Accidents, Firm News

More and more it seems that the devices that people purchase to help manage their busy lives are actually managing and even dictating their behavior. Perhaps you have seen this phenomenon throughout Pennsylvania; people with their eyes fixated on the screens of their smartphones while being oblivious to their surroundings. Perhaps they are texting or checking their email. Or maybe they are playing Pokemon Go, a game that has taken the country by storm.

And while Pokemon Go has proven to be an engrossing pastime for many people, there is a time and a place for everything. And behind the wheel of a car is no place to be playing Pokemon Go or any other game. While this may seem an obvious point, there is still concern that drivers may be willing to risk their lives and the lives of others in their quest to reach higher game scores.

The situation is such that police in Tredyffrin decided to issue a warning to motorists to refrain from playing the game while driving. Moreover, the Mid-Atlantic AAA has gone so far as to issue a press release informing the public that playing Pokemon Go while operating a motor vehicle is as dangerous as all other kinds of distracted driving.

A distracted driver is a very dangerous driver. There is simply no excuse for a person to give a game, phone call or text his or her attention while driving. Distracted driving is responsible for far too many deaths and injuries. Yet the problem only seems to be getting worse as new potential distractions, such as Pokemon Go, come into existence every year.

If you or a family member should have the misfortune of being hurt by a distracted driver, you will likely need compensation to cover your medical bills and other related expenses. A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney could act on your behalf in an effort to get you financial benefits compensatory to your current and long-term needs.

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