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The latest in a series of articles that examine the impact of the automatic choke door on mobility.
The automatic choking is a feature that was introduced to reduce the number of injuries sustained by the elderly.
The first-ever report to be published on the topic, which examined data from 6,200 people aged 85 or over, found that chooks had reduced the risk of death by 40 per cent and had reduced injury to more than 2,000 people, most of whom were elderly people.
The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
‘The problem is that people are going to use chooks, because they’re easier to use,’ says Dr Andrew Smith, professor of clinical nursing at University College London.
‘You can get around the choke by closing the door, or you can just pull the chook out of the box and leave it at that.
‘So there is an opportunity cost to that and there’s a benefit to people not using them.
‘It’s also possible that people who have been using chooks are going on to use other things, like having a walker or going to the shops.
‘There is no obvious mechanism by which they can do that and we don’t know that.’
The problem with automatic chokers is that they do not really work.
‘They are just an annoyance to use.’
Automatic chooks have been around for decades and they have become a common sight in many countries, but the latest research suggests that the problem is far from solved.’
This is the first report to make a strong argument that automatic chokes are not working,’ says Professor Smith.
‘In the UK, it’s not working.
In Australia it’s working.
It’s not happening in other countries.’
There is a problem with the safety of these chooks in that there are too many of them in the UK.’
The study used data from the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Office of the Australian Health Practitioner, the Department of Health and Ageing, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Institute of Health & Medical Research.
The study also looked at the impact on people’s health of their use of chooks and whether there were other mechanisms by which chooks could reduce the risk.
It found that the impact was less than one per cent for the elderly and one per 100 for the people aged 55 to 64.’
In the last 10 years, chooks that are not being used are being found on the road, in the supermarket, in shopping centres, and people are using them without checking whether they are working,’ Dr Smith says.’
These people are putting themselves at risk, whether they know it or not, by going and using these chokers without having any awareness of what they are doing.’
He says that there is no clear mechanism by a company to stop chooks being used.
‘But in terms of the evidence, there is evidence that there’s no need to have these chook laws,’ he says.
Professor Smith says that people’s ability to use automatic chocks could change, but it’s important to remember that they are still not completely safe.
‘People can get a head injury from a chook,’ he explains.
‘We don’t think that’s an accident.
It could be something that’s happening as a result of a malfunction in a device that’s attached to the choker.’
We think that there could be a number of safety issues that would need to be addressed if we want to change the behaviour of chokers.’
Automatic locking chooks should be used only by people aged 65 and over.’
Automatically locking chokers are used in the USA and Canada, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
The Department of Education, Skills and Training (DEST) recommends using automatic chock door chooks for older people aged 75 years and over, but has found no evidence that the practice has reduced the incidence of falls, fractures, or deaths.DEST recommends that people use chook doors in vehicles when not travelling alone.
Dr Smith says he is not sure that chook use is responsible for the reduction in the number and number of people with fractures or head injuries in recent years.’
I don’t have any data to show that automatic locking chook is causing the reductions,’ he tells the ABC.
‘If anything, it is increasing the risk by increasing the number.
‘As you get older, the risk increases.’
It is very difficult to know whether the risk is increasing or decreasing.
‘Automatic locks, on the other hand, are extremely simple and easy to use.
There is no need for a person to have to worry about the safety.
‘One of the reasons that we have automatic locks is that it’s so easy to switch them off when you’re not in the car, and when you need to leave the car