New Era of Distracted Driving | PokemonGO Written by Wedgwood Insurance Limited on 7/15/2016 4:54 AM . It has 0 Comments. Well... this is one topic that we would never have thought about discussing. But seriously - Don't Pokemon Go and Drive. If you haven't heard of the latest craze that has seriously taken the world by storm, let us enlighten you. Pokemon Go is an app that allows you to search for and capture "Pokemon" that could be hiding out in Bannerman Park, Cape Spear, and even in your car... Pokemon Go uses augmented reality technology on your phone to place Pokemon at various landmarks, and takes you on an epic journey to become a "Pokemaster". This may sound a little ridiculous, but the app has not only become a smashing success, but a cultural phenomenon. However, what's scary is that there have been many reports of people playing Pokemon Go while driving... taking distracted driving to a whole other level. #DontPokemonGoAndDrive Before Pokemon Go ever came into the picture, distracted driving is the leading causes of accidents in North America - 1 out of 4 car accidents alone are caused by texting & driving. It's a sad truth but over 4 million car accidents happen every year because of distracted driving, and now with apps like Pokemon Go... it could get worse. Already, there have been dozen of reports of people getting pulled over and even causing accidents because of Pokemon Go. So needless to say, distracted driving is not just limited to texting and takes on many forms... even looking for Pokemon. Catching creatures to get to the next level is not worth risking your life or the lives of others... Pikachu or Jigglypuff can certainly wait. So please, avoid driving under the influence of Pokemon, and put the phone away while driving!