However, we still can't legally drink alcohol but is that three-year waiting period really necessary do a few years make that much of a difference i think that the drinking age should be lowered to age 18 i am not advocating a lowered drinking age for my own personal pleasure it's just the logical thing to. The legal drinking age should be lowered to about 18 or 19 and young adults allowed to drink in controlled environments such as restaurants, taverns, pubs and official school and university functions in these situations responsible drinking could be taught through role modeling and educational programs mature and. It's common among high school and college students in the us to complain about the drinking age being higher than other countries but should we actually l legally lowering the age would just make it easier for irresponsible kids whose parents do not trust them to get alcohol leave the drinking age. State governments should have the right to establish a lower legal drinking age that reflects their unique demographics, legal context, and history the uniform drinking act, which compelled states to set the legal drinking age at 21 by withholding ten percent of highway funding from states that kept the. The drinking age at 21 does not work in germany, they allow kids to start drinking beer and wine with parent supervision at age 14 they allow you 16 year olds to purchase beer and wine at 18, they can purchase any type of alcohol they don't seem to have drinking problems like we do in the usa posted by: waikeiluu. I think it should be lowered to 16 when i was 16, i wasn't that interested in drinking, it didn't come across as a big deal to me i'm 17 now and drink at house parties a lot more than i did then, and i know that as soon as i turn 18 i am going to go out every single night for the following week and get drunk with friends if i had. Yes lowering the age will decrease unnecessary crime penalties, ensure safety, as well as the fact that once one is 18 they are a legal adult who can make important decisions that can affect others lives as well as their own there are people in the us who avoid getting charged for worse crimes.
At this point it's apparent that teenagers are going to find a way to drink regardless of the drinking age lowering the drinking age would eliminate the motivation to drink for the sake of being rebellious and breaking the law, and it would help normalize drinking as something done responsibly in moderation the drinking age. According to wgme, lawmakers are revisiting the issue of lowering the legal drinking age in new hampshire the house criminal justice and public safety committee will hold a public hearing on january 23rd, 2018 to discuss lowering it from 21 to 20 back and 2016 the house rejected a bill that would. The mid-morning crew discusses the topic following the proposal of a law in wisconsin that would lower the legal drinking age (2:48) wcco mid-morning – nov 13, 2017. In the fall of 2010, a group of more than 100 college presidents — including the leaders of dartmouth, virginia tech and duke — signed a statement arguing that the legal drinking age of 21 wasn't working this argument is nothing new proponents of lowering the drinking age to 18 routinely surface with.
The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered says expert dr ruth engs in this intrerview she explains the basis for, and logic of, her recommendation. The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen there is no reason for people that are legal adults to be unable to consume alcohol they can risk their lives for their country if they want to but they can't go to the bar and have a drink it should also be changed because it's not like 21 year olds only hang out with 21 year. In the united states, the national drinking age of 21 is a complete legislative and social failure conceived as a way to curb deaths due to drunk driving, the drinking age has instead contributed to the creation of a toxic drinking culture the age should be lowered to 18 to make the legal meaning of.
It is clear that the legal drinking age of eighteen is a myth, a number on a sheet of paper that is often ignored our young people drink in secret, in fields in rural ireland, in alleyways, at “sleepovers” they drink to get drunk and to do so as quickly as possible according to “the european school survey. Shouldn't we lower the minimum legal drinking age to 18 the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) estimates that through 2002, the increase in the minimum legal drinking age has saved 21,887 lives in the 50 states nhtsa estimates that the current mlda will continue to save 1,000 lives each year. This story is part of a series on the 30th anniversary of the national minimum age drinking act, passed by congress on july 17, 1984 (cnn) dwight b heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people when asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the us, heath. We're sure you were just dying to know what the hunger games star josh hutcherson's thoughts are on the legal drinking age in the united states hu.
Last week, a coalition of presidents from more than 100 colleges and universities called on authorities to consider lowering the legal drinking age the so-called amethyst initiative, founded by a fed-up former president of middlebury college, asserts that twenty-one is not working because the current. Maybe it is better to have a higher legal drinking age, but the age of 21 is not ordained by god whether states should continue to keep it should be informed not only from a public health or harm reduction perspective, but also by considerations of the values we hold where do we draw the lines. For decades, ever since the days of prohibition, in fact, many politicians, academics, and parents alike have engaged in the drinking age debate – the question being whether or not the legal drinking age of 21 should be lowered to 18 the topic never seems to fully disappear, and new hampshire and. Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18.
In an effort to address student misconduct, the president of dartmouth college in hanover, nh, announced last month that hard alcohol would be banned on campus but many critics found the announcement bizarre, since at least half of college age kids are underage and singling out hard liquor seemed. Even though, 18-year-olds are considered adults, lowering the legal drinking age to 18 will increase the chances of drunk driving incidents because there would be an increase in the amount of people drinking on the roads additionally, lowering the drinking age to 18 will allow younger crowds of children. Top 10 reasons the drinking age should be lowered to 18 federal law in the usa requires that all states mandate a minimum legal drinking age of 21 unlike many other western countries the usa has always taken a hard line on alcohol consumption with prohibition being repealed only in 1933.
18-year-olds in the united states can vote, serve in the military, drive a car and get married, but they still can't legally consume alcohol until they are 21 many believe it's high time the us follow in the footsteps of european countries and lower the drinking age to 18 but critics argue the current drinking age saves lives , and. Draws on eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, and other resources to present opposing viewpoints about the debate over whether or not the drinking age in the united states should be lowered rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - be the first subjects teenagers -- alcohol. In my opinion the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 in the united states i am aware of the national minimum drinking age act of 1984.