Many Illinois residents understand that texting while driving is dangerous. They may not realize that doing other things with their smartphones, including checking Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media apps is also dangerous. More recently, many people have started playing Pokemon Go while they drive, resulting in some accidents across the nation.
In one accident, a man in Baltimore crashed into a police car while he was distracted by Pokemon Go. A girl in California was believed to have been playing the game when she ran off the road and crashed into a utility pole. Forty-six states along with the District of Columbia currently forbid texting while driving. Lawmakers have not fully caught up with the use of social media or playing games while driving, however.