Many states started to lower their minimum drinking age in response, most of this occurring in 1972 or 1973 the current drinking age of 21 remains a point of. The problem is even worse on college campuses, where there is an unspoken understanding between students, administrators, local law enforcement, and parents that renders drinking-age restrictions. So lowering the drinking age clearly will not bring all on-campus drinking in the open or eliminate all irresponsible on-campus drinking huffpost multicultural/hpmg news news us news world. Thus lowering the drinking age would be harmful in two ways first, young people, those most likely to be harmed from drinking, will have greater access to alcohol second, lowering the drinking age may lead to lowered perception of risk. There's a new push to change the drinking age, and it's coming from an unlikely group of people it seems like an age-old question: is the current drinking age of 21 the appropriate one, or should.
Some experts say the solution is to lower the legal drinking age to 18 more than 130 college chancellors and presidents have signed a petition initiated in 2008 in support of the idea california | local. Lowering the drinking age to 18 will only lead to problems in the future automobile crashes could potentially increase if the drinking age is lowered the senator's belief that students can act responsibly while drinking is not entirely false. Lowering the drinking age will invite more use of illicit drugs among 18-21 year olds a peer-reviewed study from the journal of studies of alcohol and drugs found. A strong debate in the us today is lowering the drinking age from 21 years old to 18 years old on one end of the spectrum, with the current drinking age, adolescents are more inclined to drink illegally and commit crimes.
Libertarians support lowering the age to consume alcohol to adults 18 years or older adults are considered to be 18 years of age turning 18 provides a person the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, get married, enter into contracts, serve on juries, join the military and fight in wars-which includes taking on the responsibilities of life and death-and be prosecuted as adults. Choose responsibility president emeritus john m mccardell published an essay on the drinking age and a proposed drinking permit in the new york times today the essay evaulates the effectiveness of the current drinking age and provides a solution for teaching young people to drink, and act, responsibly. The biggest argument for lowering the drinking age is that drinking should simply be a basic right for an adult, which includes 18-year-olds as seen in the picture above, the vast majority of countries in the world allow for drinking at 18 years old or even younger.
A bill moving moving through wisconsin's statehouse would lower its drinking age to 19, a move its author hopes would undercut college binge drinking in an already booze-soaked state the proposal. We reviewed recent trends in drinking and related consequences, evidence on effectiveness of the minimum legal drinking age of 21 years, research on drinking among college students related to the minimum legal drinking age, and the case to lower the minimum legal drinking age. Claim: president obama has signed a new law lowering the drinking age to 18 i read an article today saying that president obama signed a law to lower the drinking age to 18, and it be in effect.
- lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen is a good idea because it will most likely promote responsibility, alcohol consumption will be more controlled. Regardless of the financing issues, current drinking-age law is unenforceable and destructive the reality is that kids are going to drink denying that and imposing ever more draconian punishments doesn't fix the real problems with alcohol. At last, cracks in america's draconian drinking-age edifice are starting to appear a movement is developing that would make us law like most other civilized countries in the world. 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. New hampshire has considered lowering the drinking age as recently as 2009, when a proposal to lower the legal age from 21 to 18 died in the house more recently, an attempt to allow minors aged 18-20 to drink while in the presence of a responsible adult aged over 21 was shot down.
21 is the legal drinking age after highly-publicized crashes in which youth below the legal drinking age would drive to an adjoining state with a lower mlda. You asked for information about the drinking age in connecticut, specifically policies around lowering the drinking age, the impact on federal funding, and the states considering lowering the age. Read the top 10 reasons the drinking age should be lowered to 18 a lower minimum drinking age would encourage younger americans injured or unwell as a result of. The problem with the arguments for lowering the legal drinking age is it is simply not in the best interest of the public's safety to do so underage drinkers are a danger to themselves and others, especially on the highways.
Some groups are advocating for a lower drinking age, saying 21 has pushed college drinking underground evidence shows vigorous enforcement of 21 policies is a better approach the effects of minimum legal drinking age 21 laws on alcohol-related driving in the united states. 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. Lowering the drinking age to 18 (or hey, even 17) makes sense for this reason: parents would be more compelled to teach their kids about responsible drinking since they would hit the magic.