AYER (CBS) – Police have a message for drivers: Put down the Pokemon.
The Pokemon Go app has people glued to their smartphones, and some refuse to take a break even when they’re behind the wheel.READ MORE: Lawmaker Proposes Universal Mask Mandate In All Massachusetts Schools
So Ayer police have put up a sign to warn Pokemon trainers about the dangers of distracted driving.READ MORE: Peabody Police Help Track Down 5-Year-Old's Missing Wheelchair
“If people are having trouble navigating the world on foot while using Pokémon Go (and you know who you are!), just imagine the catastrophes that can happen while driving a vehicle!” the department said in social media postings.
Unfortunately, some have already learned this lesson the hard way.MORE NEWS: 'Masks And Vax Required': Some Mass. Businesses Taking COVID Precautions Into Own Hands
In Auburn, New York, police say a driver was lucky to escape serious injury after slamming into a tree while playing Pokemon Go.