Keeping the minimum legal drinking age at 21 will not dissuade young people who want to indulge in reckless alcohol intake. If anything, the age limit encourages binge drinking. Lowering the drinking age could make it easier to regulate consumption among younger adults as well as encourage healthy drinking habits.
A three-decade-old federal law raising the nation’s minimum legal drinking age to 21 “saves lives,” a report said Monday, despite a continued push by some to lower the minimum age limit for alcohol consumption.
Should the Drinking Age in the United States be Lowered …
The legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. Once 18, a person is legally considered an adult and therefore should be able to drink. Lowering the drinking age will not only give 18-year-olds the rights and recognition they deserve as adults, but will also obliterate a largely ineffective law that only serves to create more red tape.
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After the drinking age nationwide rose uniformly to 21 (from 18) in 1988, there were 5 to 9 percent fewer deaths among drivers ages 18 to 20, according to one study cited in DeJong’s report.
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William DeJong, a Boston University public health professor and an author of the study, told Al Jazeera it’s a “widely believed myth” among Americans that a lower drinking age in Europe helps adolescents learn responsible drinking habits early on.
National Minimum Drinking Age Act - Wikipedia
If the legal drinking age is lowered, people between the ages of 18 and 20 would be able to drink in safer, more controlled environments. If this age group were allowed alcohol at public settings such as bars or restaurants instead of being restricted to unregulated house parties, the prevalence of alcohol-related accidents among young adults could be lowered. Binge drinking would most likely decline and other incidents such as drunk driving and alcohol poisoning could also be prevented more often.
The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 (23 U.S.C
“Yet they have effectively bribed the states by offering highway money in exchange for raising what used to be a drinking age of 18 to 21. This is unconstitutional and should be left up to the states.”