• Taiwan tries to drive Pokemon Go off the road


    TAIPEI: Taiwan has demanded the developers of Pokemon Go make its highways off limits for the augmented reality game after more than 1,200 people were caught playing while driving. Authorities are grappling with the explosive popularity of the gaming app, which has caused accidents as users hunt virtual cartoon characters in real-world locations. The National Freeway Bureau said on Wednesday it has asked game creator Niantic not to use the island’s motorways and rest stops. “We have asked them not to place any Pokemon treasures in areas surrounding highways,” Chen Ting-tsai, a spokesman at the bureau told Agence France-Presse. While no Pokemon are currently found on motorways, a monument dedicated to Taiwan freedom fighter Chiang Wei-shui located at a tunnel exit has become a safety hazard.



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