Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law

attorney advertising

Call us now to schedule a consultation

Pokémon Go is the newest road hazard

The summer's hottest craze seems to be Pokémon Go; a mobile game played on a smartphone or tablet. The game interfaces with the real world to allow users to catch and train small monster creatures called "Pokémon." Children, teens and adults alike are completely infatuated with Pokémon Go and have been spotted playing it in some of the most unlikely places. However, because the game requires travel in order for a user to advance, it has also encouraged bad habits in players - particularly teens whose judgment can often be influenced by their excitement.

A recent well-publicized incident in Auburn, New York, truly depicts how deeply this little game can affect your life. A 28-year old driver admitted that his collision with a tree was caused by playing the game while driving. His attention focused elsewhere, and staying aware of the road was not his priority.

Though the driver was not seriously injured, he was considered lucky by police who were on the scene. Distracted driving and distracted walking can cause trouble for you and those around you, and Pokémon Go is not doing you any favors while you are trying to get from place to place.

The Department of Transportation has released a set of tips for drivers to help avoid situations such as this. They recommend that individuals remain aware of their surroundings; not trespass onto private property; travel in groups while playing; stick to well-lit public areas; and exercise caution when sharing location information.

Stay alert, and stay aware! This does not mean you need to stop having fun, but enjoy your diversions responsibly.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The weekly Brenna Boyce Law Forum Radio Show on WHAM 1180 offers our listening audience a weekly topic of legal interest.
Read more about the show
Email us for a response

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Honors & Accreditations

Super Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Best Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Peer Review Rated

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

  • Super Lawyers
  • New York State Academy
  • AVVO
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • LCA
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100


Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law
31 East Main Street
Suite 2000
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-454-2000
Fax: 585-454-3010
Rochester Law Office Map