We all know very well that the Pokemon GO was, for some time, remain the game of fashion and one of the most talked about on the Internet in many places. The fans of the game did everything to achieve the goals of the game. However, now according to a study, Pokemon GO has caused more than 100,000 traffic accidents.
OMG! Pokemon GO Has Caused More Than 100,000 Traffic Accidents
The Pokemon GO was, for some time, remain the game of fashion and one of the most talked about on the Internet in many places. The fans of the game did everything to achieve the goals of the game.
If this was a unique source of income for Niantic, the truth is that it was also causing huge losses. A study now presented has evaluated them and values are high.
Two economists at Purdue University in the United States evaluated data on traffic accidents and other occurrences caused by Pokemon hunting, and the figures are very high.
In Tippecanoe County, Indiana alone, losses were recorded, ranging from $5.2 million to $25.5 million. These result only from traffic accidents caused by drivers known to be driving and hunting Pokemon.
In the first 148 days when the game was available, there was an increase of 286 accidents. 134 of these occurred near pokéstops. It is important to realize that these accidents are associated with the Pokemon GO.
Unlike the game itself, where people just walk in the street to “hunt”, these stops give extra players to pass through that point. Many chose to do these car routes, contrary to the rules of the game, often causing accidents.
The assessment of the data has shown this. Most of the accidents happened near the pokestops, crossing points, not near the gyms where the players needed to spend some time. Their conclusion pointed out that these accidents were indeed related to the users who were driving while playing. Moreover, according to the study, Pokemon GO caused more than 100,000 traffic accidents.
The same study reveals that when data are analyzed broadly to the United States, the value of losses grows exponentially. The data pointed out that the value rises to a value between 2 billion and 7.3 billion dollars.
The Pokemon GO was a source of high yields for Niantic, but the truth is that most players end up being in danger by focusing on the game rather than the space they were in and the surrounding elements, often sources of real dangers.
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