How to Stay Safe Playing Pokemon GO

By Product Expert | Posted in Fun Stuff, Safety Info, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:50 pm
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If you’re a parent, and child of a parent, or generally a citizen of the human race, you’ve likely noticed that Pokemon GO is an phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Parks and sidewalks are full of players on their smartphones, and the number of players is growing as we speak. As with any widespread phenomena, there are bound to be issues, and this is true of Pokemon GO as well. So how do you stay safe while playing Pokemon GO? Poulin Auto Sales has you covered.

Stay Safe Playing Pokemon GO

Take Stock of your Surroundings

The single biggest problem with Pokemon GO, and the reason why people are so quick to ridicule it, is that players are seemingly wandering about without any concern for what’s going on around them. There is some validity to this concern, of course, so be aware of what’s happening off-screen to keep from running into other people, street signs, or the random automobile. What’s more important, a Meowth or your health?

Pokemon Go Safety TipsPlay With People You Know

If you’ve been paying attention to the negative press surrounding the game, much of it revolves around players who have been accosted by others in the course of their Pokemon search. That’s why it’s important to plan your goose-chase with people that you know, so you can dedicate your energy to finding the various Pokemon and not to worrying about your safety.

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Plan in Areas that you Know

You may have also heard about players ending up in random people’s garages or on private property, all because they just had to have the elusive Voltorb. That’s why it’s best to stick to area’s that are familiar to you, since this will make it less likely that you’ll find yourself somewhere that you don’t want to be.

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Don’t Poke and Drive

You think we’re joking here, right? Nope, not joking in the slightest. Pokemon GO players have been known to scout locations as they drive, making this a similar problem to texting and driving. So, find a spot that looks lucrative, then drive to the spot, and then begin your game. You’d hate to get a ticket for Pokemon-while-driving, wouldn’t you?

We can’t argue with the success of the Pokemon GO game, but we can suggest that you play it safely. We hope that these tips do the trick, and that you’ll come see us soon at Poulin Auto Sales!

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