Hamilton Pokemon Go players blamed for bad parking

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 4:18PM
NZ Herald
NZ Herald

Hamilton Pokemon Go players blamed for bad parking

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 4:18PM

Pokemon Go players are being urged to watch out for more than just pocket monsters in Hamilton.

The City Council has been dishing out dozens of extra parking infringements, to people who've dumped their vehicles to go chasing imaginary critters on foot.

Parking manager John Purcell said there's been dangerous and illegal parking around Memorial Drive and Anzac Parade in particular.

The Council said it's also heard about people blocking access ways, parking in no-stopping areas and clearways, and using disability parks.

Purcell said while it's great for people to have fun around the city, they need to be careful about being distracted on their phones.