That's why you shouldn't wear a winter jacket in the car
Created: 01/07/2022, 13:52
From: Maria Dirschauer
Hats, scarves and thick winter jackets can be a safety risk when driving a car.
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In winter it can get uncomfortable in a cold car.
Read here why you shouldn't leave your thick jacket on.
Thick winter jacket, gloves, hat and scarf are standard equipment in winter when you have to go out.
The ADAC recently drew attention to the fact that this clothing can even have life-threatening consequences when driving a car in winter *.
Winter clothing when driving a car: That's why it's dangerous
Winter jackets, scarves and gloves can be a safety risk when driving a car.
Visibility can be restricted
hats and scarves ,
can affect the firm grip on the steering wheel.
boots can make it difficult to use the gas and brakes.
in particular pose a risk: Firstly, a down jacket or a thick winter coat restricts your mobility on the steering wheel.
In addition, however, your safety is also endangered because the belt cannot fit perfectly.
The ADAC showed the dangers in a demonstration with dummies.
What to do if your car breaks down on the motorway.
ADAC: Simulation with dummies shows the dangers of winter jackets when driving
An adult and a child dummy in thick winter clothing were strapped onto the seat and a child seat, respectively.
Then there was a stop at a speed of 16 km / h.
This roughly corresponds to a rear-end collision in city traffic.
The experiment showed: In both dummies, the transverse webbing cut deep into the stomach.
This can lead to
to the intestines, liver or spleen, as well as internal bleeding.
Because: Thanks to thick winter jackets, the belt is already over the lower abdomen when the belt is fastened and has room to move towards the body.
Normally, however, the belt should span the hip bones tightly in adults and the thighs in children.
police officers stop “impostors” on the autobahn.
This is how you can drive your car safely and warmly in winter
The ADAC advises taking off jackets and coats
before getting into the car
If you do not have an auxiliary heater and do not want to drive off in the cold, you can at least only put on your jacket when you have buckled up - although there is still the point that your freedom of movement at the wheel is restricted.
Children should also
buckle up without a jacket
; you can keep a blanket ready to keep them warm and preheat them at home.
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