Ontario Premier Advises Pokémon Go Players to Look Up While Walking

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According to a CBC News report, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has advised all Pokémon Go players to keep their eyes off their phones when walking, especially at intersections. She said that looking up from your phone is really about common sense, and people understanding that they can put themselves at risk by focusing on their phone instead of their surroundings.

Wynne says she always advised her children to make eye contact with drivers when crossing the road, and points out you can’t do that if you’re looking down at your phone. 

Last week, the province dismissed a request from the city of Toronto to amend the Highway Traffic Act to ban people from texting while walking on roads, saying the city could pass its own bylaw if it wanted to. Wynne says she’s only interested in regulations and bylaws that are enforceable, suggesting she thinks it’s impossible to actually stop people from texting, emailing or playing games on their phones while walking.

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  • hlna55

    if people need to be reminded to “look up” while WALKNG, well then maybe this game is natures selection process and some of us will just get eliminated cause we’re too stupid to continue as a member of society

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  • Jack

    the problem is, still the driver will be blamed…

  • FragilityG4

    She should look up when spending our money.

  • Ashley Mann

    Lol. Breaking News: Wynne to hold a press conference at 10 to annouce “tie your shoes before your first step”.

    What a little bunch of weird people you all voted for. : )