See, we have had relatively cold temps the last couple weeks - below zero. So some people are, understandably I would think, wearing their winter jackets while driving. A grave problem indeed.
The doctor says: Be sure to readjust your seat ahead of time so that you don't hurt your back by chance. There is less space in your seat when you are wearing a winter jacket.
The driving instructor: You should not wear a winter jacket while driving because it may hamper your movements and reactions should a mishap occur. I never let my students drive with them on.
Traffic watchers: If you have a new car, then it is no problem because it will warm up after a few minutes and you will not want your jacket anymore. If you have an old car, well then you'll have more of a problem.
I just can't help but wonder - are there not more important winter driving issues that should be discussed!! Obviously the atrocious downtown parking situations are not addressed by the instructors - "Park wheree'er you please." The cars going too fast on badly maintained winter streets are not a danger to anyone. Passing street trams going uphill on blind corners is fine. Certainly, the most pressing problem is the winter jacket.
The doctor closed with some consolation for those with old cars. "In any case wear a winter hat when you are driving in cold weather because this will not impair your driving."