French Mayor Bans Pokemon Go App From his Village

From The Local:

The mayor of Bressolles, Fabrice Beauvois, believes Pokemon Go is simply too much of a threat to his 800-strong community.

He made headlines on Wednesday after signing a municipal decree to ban the game, and he reportedly contacted the game’s producer Niantic in an effort to get the village wiped off the Pokemon map, reported Le Progres newspaper.

Beauvois said that the game caused “too much distraction for pedestrians and for motorists who are looking at their phones while driving”.

He said that he believed it was his duty to prevent what he called “a contagious and uncontrolled spread of the phenomenon”, not to mention that it is “dangerously addictive” for young people.

He also called for people to form evening groups in a bid to help prevent people from playing the game.