No one can argue with the fact that underage drinking is a huge problem in our society today. Nonetheless, there are ways to decrease these problems. The current drinking age, twenty-one, is not beneficial to our country anymore. Lowering the age to eighteen with a license will impact our country in a positive way, by decreasing the numbers of drunk driving incidents, and alcohol poisoning due to minors drinking in secret Those who oppose lowering the drinking age say that lowering it will cause less underage age drunk driving accidents. They also say that the 18-20-year-old brain is not developed enough to safely consume alcohol.
The lowered age also created problems between states. A blood border, which is named after the many accidents that happen on the roads going from one state to another, would be formed between states with a hi... ... middle of paper ... ...e minimum legal drinking age in the United States should remain at twenty-one years old. Since the National Legal Drinking Age Act was ratified, the consumption of liquor among minors has abated significantly. With the restriction in affect, the United States is definitely a safer place when it comes to alcohol use. Even though, the reduction of the drinking age would get rid of the taboo that surrounds alcohol which would result in fewer teens drinking just to be accepted by their peers, young adolescents now have a harder time getting access to alcohol due to the minimum legal drinking age resulting in less alcohol-affiliated problems and a decrease in damage to their bodies.
With all of the alcohol problems with underage drinking should the drinking age be lowered just to offset the problem. Studies prove that those who drink before age 21 have considerably more alcoholic problems at work, with family, and with police (Lyons 18). If we lower the age too soon without enforcing the punishments way more than we do now then we will just of lowered the age at which kids start drinking. There has to be an off set something that will stop teens from drinking illegally. Therefore it would not be smart to lower the drinking age until the punishment will match the crime.
Credibility: I truly believe that lowering the drinking age to 18 will lower the amount of drinking accidents and I have done a lot of research on this to ensure the safety of all of us. IV. Preview Sentence: I’m here to persuade you in supporting a lower legal drinking age to age 18 because 1. It would eliminate temptation of breaking law (to drink) 2. Reduce unsafe drinking activities (Binge drinking) 3.
I strongly believe that because there is a limit set on underage people the desire to abuse that law is strong and by taking away the law all together the motivation is now gone. By dropping the drinking age I feel that the drinking patterns of underage people will definitely change for the better. They will get a sense of maturity from the privilege and not abuse the law. In conclusion I believe that dropping the drinking age is a valid argument that is supported through my three premisses. I believe that the statistics from Europe prove in writing that a lowered drinking age will help out the problem here in the states.
There are many reasons that support the minimum legal drinking age remaining 21 years old, such as the decrease in the percentage of fatal traffic accidents for teenagers since 1975 and other social ills, most importantly, the likelihood of binge drinking in college students than people above the age of 21. However, there are reasons that oppose the minimum legal drinking age remaining 21 years old and believe it would be beneficial if lowered. The reasons that support the minimum drinking age being lowered are teenagers become “adults” when they turn 18, gaining many rights and responsibilities like voting and joining the military, and it is believed that lowering the drinking age would teach young peo... ... middle of paper ... ...Education, 52(2), 3-8. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Sheffield, F. D., Darkes, J., Del Boca, F. K., & Goldman, M. S. (2005).
Although some people think it’s ok to let younger adult to drink alcohol because MLDA 21 isn't statistically associated with lower rates of crimes. According to the meta-study of the legal drinking age and social problem in 2002, 72% of studies founded no evidence in drinking age 18 get killed or suicide. This fact says that there is no evidence in drinking alcohol in age 18 (Wagenaar). However they were wrong because Lower MLDA 21 to 18 will irresponsibly allow a greater sergeant of population to drink alcohol into crimes.
It would reduce the amount of people that die neglecting medical attention in fear of a police investigation. It would allow people to drink in supervised environments such as b... ... middle of paper ... ...d and in most cases it goes without punishment. One of the main reasons that the drinking age is 21 is because of this idea that if you stop the sale and consumption of alcohol to teens, there would be less teen drinking and driving incidents. Well there is one problem with this. Well before the drinking age was changed the amount of drinking and driving accidents were already decreasing, When the law was put into effect it only decreased the amount of people drinking and driving a tiny bit.
Lowering the drinking age to 18 would help prevent the crime and personal injuries that are caused by alcohol abuse. Although many states are trying to get the drinking age lowered, there are many groups and national statistics that are keeping the drinking set at 21. For example, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says laws setting the drinking age at 21 have cut traffic fatalities involving drivers by 13 percent” (Keen). They are hoping that by keeping the age set at 21, people are mature enough at this point to make smart decisions and not drink and drive. Most of the time drinking injuries and fatalities are cause by drinking and driving, so these groups do not want the age lowered at all.
Change beings with just one step, nad inorder to change the alcholic rates and crimes, it begins with the frist State. Delaware. If the law is changed now, then the future is better for everyone. The best way to make that happen would be to lower the drinking age, and the rage for alchol that is growing in Delaware. If the age is lowered then less people are likely to consume alchol, which would lead to less people being affected by this slow poison.