Pokémon GO: Uncovering the Dangers of "DWPing"

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Amarillo, Texas - Jul 20, 2016 - “Pokémon GO” is the all the rage right now amongst kids and adults. Why? Because you can literally catch your favorite childhood Pokémon characters anywhere around where you live. How cool is that?! Of course, with any good thing there is a downside. More and more people are being pushed off the road due to excited Pokémon drivers trying to catch that elusive Pikachu or Abra.

“DWPing has become an epidemic in our community. I’m all for playing games, but we need to practice safe game playing while on and off the road. Catching Pikachu can wait.”

Mike Smith, Police Officer

Cities around the world are being turned into a real-life Grand Theft Auto game with its drivers racing across the roads to the nearest PokéStops​. This growing epidemic is steadily getting out of hand resulting in a group of local citizens banding together to form a group to raise awareness against “DWPing“. What is “DWPing“? Quite simply it is “Driving While Pokémon​ing“. Huge public gatherings in parks and churches are calling for drivers to temporarily stop their Pokémon catching while driving.

One church member has even started a prayer group to stop the DWPing epidemic. Some of the “No DWPing” members will even stand alongside the road and hold up signs warning drivers to “Stop DWPing” and “Don’t be a DWPer“. One local woman, who has an obsession with catching every single Cubone, has admitted that she would literally use her Tundra to push smaller cars out of the way in order to catch her favorite Pokémon. Local businesses have also had enough and have joined in on the crusade to stop DWPing.

One particular business, who has joined in on the crusade, is Street Volkswagen of Amarillo. Street VW has even created an online Public Service Announcement to draw attention to this growing epidemic. You can watch their video on their Facebook page entitled “Dangers of D.W.P.”  Of course the question still remains…is it worth “ramming” people off the road in order to catch a Snorlax? Some say yes, while others say no. What do you think?

Source : Street Auto Group
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