National Safety Council reports, “Close calls associated with playing Pokémon Go already are rolling in.” On Tuesday released a statement urging, “…gamers to consider safety over their scores before a life is lost.”
Along with pedestrians distracted by their quest to find that rare Pokémon, agencies are also warning about distracted driving. Meanwhile, some police departments are reporting increased calls for trespassing or suspicious activity related to Pokémon Go. The game features Pokéstops, landmarks such as statues or churches where players can stop to retrieve virtual items. Users may receive different items or capture different creatures depending on the time of day, too.