Pokemon “No”

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Published on 29 July 2016 by Robert Drane

Police across the UK warn road-users to not “Pokemon-and-drive”.

Essex Police noticed one driver playing the game and stopped a group of teenagers “looking for Pokestops” at night driving without lights.

Thames Valley Police also released advice for players on their Twitter page including “Don't let us catch a peek-of-you catching a Pikachu whilst driving”.

Adam Pipe, Essex Police’s Casualty Reduction Manager, said: "Life isn’t a game. There are no rewind buttons, second chances and no start again buttons.” 

Pete Williams, spokesman for the RAC, said: "The Pokemon Go revolution could take the illegal use of hand-held mobile phones at the wheel to another level.”

As a friendly reminder – you risk a £100 fine and three points on your licence for driving with a handheld mobile phone, so don’t!