While it may have seemed like a freak occurrence, yet another Metro Vancouver driver was pulled over by RCMP for playing Pokemon Go.
Vancouver police tweeted about the incident on Monday, November 14th, when two officers caught a driver playing the game while behind the wheel.
In the tweet they mention that, “While playing #PokemonGo may be fun, it’s not worth risking your life or the lives of others so that you can play while driving!”
While playing #PokemonGo may be fun, it’s not worth risking your life or the lives of others so that you can play while driving! Not to mention the $368 ticket this driver received after he pulled up beside two police officers while playing & driving. #DontDriveDistracted! #VPD pic.twitter.com/kvlXCdcuhy
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) November 13, 2017
The offender was fined a staggering $368 fine for the offence.
Pokemon Go And More: Distracted Driving Is “High Risk”
The government has responded to the influx in distracted driving tickets by proposing a new penalty for drivers caught twice within a three year period.
Now, distracted driving will be coined “high risk,” and a double offence will slap offenders with a $2000 fine.
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