Pokemon GO Players Jam Streets in Taipei City: Residents Complain

Residents complained after being unable to drive to or from their homes due to a crowd of thousands of Pokemon GO players that gathered in the Beitou District of Taipei City today. Several cars were seen in the middle of the street, unable to move in the shoulder to shoulder crowd, and one driver complained that he had been stuck in his car for 30 minutes. He said that the car was constantly shaking as people bumped into it on

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Zombie Horde Brings Traffic to a Standstill in Beitou: Police Issue 69 Fines

Police were dispatched after a horde of people playing Pokemon-Go invaded an area around the public library in Beitou District, New Taipei City. A crowd of people, eyes-glued-to-phone, shuffled around in a throng, sliding fingers on screens until traffic was blocked. Police were called to clear the road and direct traffic.

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Pokemon Go Traffic Violations: More than 1200 Fines Issued Over 3 days

After launching in Taiwan Saturday, by midnight Monday 1210 fines had been issued to people using their phones while operating a vehicle. Car drivers made up just 76 of the violations, while 1110 fines were issued to motorcyclists, and 24 to riders of bicycles and electric bicycles. The minimum fine for drivers of cars is NT$3000, for motorcyclists NT$1000, and for cyclists NT$300.

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First Pokemon Go Arrest: Players Defy Ghost Month Tradition

On the first day Pokemon Go was released in Taiwan, people wandered the streets late at night hunting for virtual monsters, despite the fact that it is ghost month. The gates of the underworld are said to have opened on the first day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calender, which fell on August 4 this year. People usually avoid going out late at night, avoid swimming or going near the ocean, rivers, or streams, and engage in

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