Posted July 22, 2016 - 05:25 PM
Pedestrians getting hit by cars is no new phenomenon.
According to pedbikeinfo.org,
Pedestrian injuries in 2014: 65,000
Of those 65,000 , 12% [7,800] were pedestrian-car interactions. Of those, 4,884 were fatalities.
Furthermore, we know from research into hospital records that only a fraction of pedestrian crashes that cause injury are ever recorded by the police.
I wouldn't wonder that some of these numbers go up slightly. It may be the game, it may be coincidence and there have been random spikes before.
Again, many of us are not accustom to kids being outside (this includes the kids)
Add to it that they are concentrating on their phones and chasing something that we can't see...
Well, we all need to be a little more aware to keep everyone safe.
If you or a loved one is playing this game, remind yourself or them that while there aren't any cars or cliffs in the virtual reality, there is some real dangers to be wary of.
Dane in PA said thank you