Is Pokemon GO dangerous

According to researchers, Pokémon Go is the most dangerous game in the world

Pokémon Go is dangerous. Image source: Getty Images / Vectorios2016

Pokémon Go brings lots of gamers out into the fresh air. A group of researchers now claims to have found out that this has negative consequences. An increase in accidents should also be linked to the game.

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. There it says that the game becomes one Increase in car accidents, injuries and even deaths has led.

Specifically, the Police reports from Tippecanoe County, Indiana 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 USA, it can be assumed that the distraction from the game will increase 145,000 car accidents, Resulted in 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 Pokèmon Go are also aware that the Using the app while driving is dangerous. If 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 let this bring their senses to them.

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 in the Hunt for the pocket monsters still should be careful.

A group of researchers from the United States bring Pokémon Go with one Increase in car accidents in connection. The figures show that a smartphone should never be used while driving.

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