Thailand launches ‘Pokémon Buster’ squad to nab trainers who ‘catch and drive’
Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok is legendary for its gridlocked traffic, but it looks like things have taken a turn for the worse since Pokémon Go launched in the country on Aug. 6.
Following numerous complaints from residents about the reckless behaviour of both motorists and pedestrians while playing the augmented reality game and an increase in road accidents, the Thai government launched a crackdown on Sunday of players who disregard traffic rules, reports The Bangkok Post.
The “Pokémon Buster” squad is made up of 50 police officers who will patrol 10 of Bangkok’s busiest roads, which are now no-go zones for Pokémon hunters. Read more…