New study finds that Pokémon GO led to an increase in traffic deaths and accidents

A new study from Purdue University uses detailed local traffic accident reports to suggest that Pokémon GO caused a marked increase in vehicular damage, injuries and even deaths due to people playing the game while driving. In the “Death by Pokémon GO” study, Purdue professors Mara Faccio and John J. McConnell examined nearly 12,000 accident reports in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in the months before and after Pokémon GO’s July 6, 2016, launch. To learn more about this study, click here.

Source: Ars Technica


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