Just as the media, law enforcement, and government have gotten the word out about the dangers of driving while distracted, another way to distract our eyes from the road has arisen. We all know about the dangers of text messaging, using in-car infotainment systems, and talking on cell phones while driving. App developers and cell phone manufacturers have even begun to create lockouts and warning systems to try to coerce people not to use their phones when they are behind the wheel. But it is possible we have not given enough attention to games.
Study Shows Correlation Between Game and Accidents
It would seem almost comedic to tell people not to play video games on their phone when they are driving, but sadly, that is exactly where law enforcement may be going in the newest battle against distracted driving. A recent study from Purdue University recently found a significant increase in car accidents after the release and widespread usage of an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go.