TN officials: Don't use Pokemon Go behind the wheel - WSMV Channel 4

TN officials: Don't use Pokemon Go behind the wheel

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(Source: The Tennessee Highway Safety Office) (Source: The Tennessee Highway Safety Office)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

While Pokemon Go has become an extremely popular game on smartphones, many officials are urging caution.

The app allows users to "catch" wild Pokemon while they're out and about in the real world.

Users can either walk and find the creatures or capture them from within a moving vehicle.

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is reminding drivers not to use Pokemon Go or other mobile gaming apps from behind the wheel.

"Find other ways to play safely. Eyes on the road, Pokemon Masters!" said the TN Highway Safety Office in a Facebook post.

One Twitter user said she was pulled over twice in Mt. Juliet for "seeming suspicious" while playing the game.

The Nashville Public Library is also getting in on the excitement about the game. The main location on Church Street has several Pokemon nearby.

Have any of you been playing Pokemon Go in Nashville? Tweet us your experiences!

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