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Department Of Homeland Security Wants You To Stop Playing Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is the perfect blend of nostalgia and physical activity, and it's probably one of the biggest overnight trends since the original Pokémon games came out years ago.

It's essentially the first video game ever (other than Ingress) that forces you to go outside in order to play. When you gotta catch 'em all, you gotta get off your ass and explore the world in order to do so.

But, of course, some people are taking this too far.

The game warns you to pay attention to your surroundings when you start playing, but it seems not everyone is doing this (or they just think it means keep an eye out for Pokémon). There have been reports of serious injuries due to how distracted people were while playing the game.

It also seems some people are moronically playing the game while driving, which is incredibly dangerous and counterintuitive.

No game is worth risking your life (unless you're a character on “Game of Thrones,” where risking your life is a vital part of our entertainment, so carry on).

This trend of driving and playing Pokémon Go even inspired the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to issue a warning to motorists.

It offers a simple message: Don't drive and Pokémon Go.

Be smart, my fellow Pokémon fanatics. Catch 'em with caution.


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John Haltiwanger

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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