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3 people issued tickets for playing 'Pokemon Go' while driving

OKAYAMA -- Three people were slapped with traffic tickets in Okayama Prefecture over the weekend of July 23 and 24 for allegedly playing the "Pokemon Go" app while driving.

Operating mobile phones while driving is illegal under the Road Traffic Act. The Okayama Prefectural Police force is warning drivers not to play the smartphone game while behind the wheel.

The smash-hit game app was launched in Japan on July 22.

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