My opinion is that we should lower the drinking age to 18 years of age or let separate states decide, but stress alcohol education in schools at an early age one thing that seems to work in some countries is to allow children as young as 14-16 to drink in a restaurant when accompanied by a legal guardian. An argument supporting lowering the drinking age citing that alcohol-related issues persist regardless of age and 18-year-olds should have the right to drink. Cure this social imperfection is to lower the minimum legal drinking age and to begin educating young men and women about responsible alcohol use sooner b rapport: most of you are either at or near the current legal drinking age of 21. Dwight b heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people. But the college presidents got what they wanted: a national debate about the drinking age when the age was raised to 21 in the mid-1980s, the goal was to reduce highway fatalities.
The legal system should reflect the reality of drinking patterns and have a lower minimum age no because although there are underage drinkers in every country, the question is whether the law should encourage them or act as a clear moral standard. This paper looks at two opposing sides of the argument on whether the legal drinking age should remain at 21 or be lowered to 18 it is safer and more responsible for the legal age limit to remain 21. We could decrease death in america at a rate of 14 in 100,000 people by lowering the legal drinking age the death rate by alcohol per 100,000 people in america is 16, making it 49 th in the.
Participate in the debate on the current legal drinking age and whether it should be lowered to the age of 18. Return the drinking age to 18 -- and then enforce the law the current system, which forbids alcohol to americans under 21, is widely flouted, with disastrous consequences. This is the main reason the legal drinking age has not been lower below 21 years of agea large number of the general population desires a lower drinking age in the 25 years since the legal drinking age was set at 21, seven states have tried to lower it. Drinking: 18 vs 21 alcohol on campus: debating lowering the drinking age the problem with drinking is not whether the legal age is 18 or 21, it’s that, like everything else, until you’ve done it you don’t know how i do believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 but understand that in parts of europe there is. The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because it (age) is not a contributing factor in the number of accidents/deaths that involve young people between 18 and 21 in the united states.
The case is closed in the debate over whether the government should lower the legal drinking age, lowered the drinking age from 20 to 18 in 1999 an education reporter for us news. Debates over the age of legal drinking in the us are a common occurrence, especially at times of the year when it comes into the spotlight, like during spring break and around graduation there are many reasons to be on either side of the debate lower the drinking age to 18 but untested whether the age limit should be lowered. In the united states all 50 states have the minimum drinking age set at 21, the highest in the world many european countries have the minimum set at 18 over the past several years, many studies have been conducted to study whether the drinking age should be lowered or raised. The members of madd opposed lowering the drinking age, declaring that drunk driving fatalities skyrocketed after many states lowered their minimum ages during the 1970s and that raising the age. At the repeal of prohibition, the legal drinking age was accepted nationwide as 21, but when the voting age dropped from 21 to 18 in the early 1970s, many states followed suit by lowering the drinking age as well.
Mlda 21 should not be lowered to mirror european drinking age limits because the rate of drinking among us teenagers is lower than most european countries 20% of american youth aged 16-to-17 and 74% aged 14-to-15 report drinking alcohol in the past month compared to an average 38% of european youth aged 15-to-16 years. A review of 49 studies of changes in the legal drinking age revealed that, in the 1970s and 1980s, when many states lowered the drinking age, alcohol-related traffic crashes increased 10% in contrast, when states increased the legal drinking age to 21, alcohol-related crashes among people [less than] 21 years of age decreased an average of 16. One way to strengthen specifically the paragraph about the correlation between underage drinking and increased drunk driving accidents would be to find statistics of drunk driving in the 18-20 year old range in countries where the drinking age was lower.
The usa legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 from 21 and last but not least the drinking age should be lowered to 18 if not even lower because you can posses and shoot a lethal weapon at the age of 12 to go hunting it became impossible not to enforce because after the drinking age was lowered the rate of automobile crashes rose. The minimum legal drinking age is largely ineffective because teens are going to drink whether it is legal or not the minimum drinking age limit should be lowered to 18 because 18 year olds are adults, teens would drink in a more controlled manner, and there would be less unsafe incidents. The fact that some 18 year old's would drink and drive if the drinking age were lowered has no bearing on the question of whether it's just to limit the property rights and civil rights of those. Barnett addresses the amethyst initiative’s claim that the legal drinking age should be 18 in order to be consistent with other legal rights and that the age of 21 is unrealistic because most young adults have already partaken in drinking.