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>> Taiwanese police have a new kind of offender to chase, Pokemon Go players trying to catch them all while driving. The immensely popular game landed there less than a week ago, and in the first two days of its release, police handed out more than 1200 fines to drivers for playing on the road.
They're stepping up efforts to stop the trend, but more and more people are finding ways to squeeze in a quick session on the go.>> I'm traveling for a work assignment and I've stopped at this red light, it's a good chance to catch some Pokemon.>> Taiwan's National Freeway Bureau says it's asked game developer Niantic, to find a way of taking the creatures off the roads to avoid accidents.
But the super fad goes a long way beyond the daily commute. At the Taipei Zoo, many visitors can be seen chasing down virtual creatures instead of looking at real ones.>> I've been pretty unhappy from the moment we got here. He took out his phone and it was just play, play, play, non-stop.
We went to the penguin house but he just played the entire time under the aircon. I even fell asleep.>> Authorities are urging people to resist the lure of playing in certain areas that have become like magnets for frenzied gamers, among them, the Presidential Palace.