There has been an ongoing controversy in the United States on whether the drinking age should be lowered to 18 like most of the world or if it should stay at 21 for years. There are many logical reasons why the drinking age in the United States should be lowered to 18 years old. A few reasons are, there is a possibility it could reduce the number of drunk drivers, at 18 you’re considered a legal adult, and young adults are proven to drink regardless of the law. It is a proven pact young adults will drink regardless of the law. It is much safer for the United States to lower the drinking age so young adults don’t have to be discrete about drinking, and can drink in supervised areas such as restaurants, and local bars.
Ever since Prohibition, our country has constantly debated the issue of alcohol. Should it be legal or not? Who should be allowed to drink alcohol? But the question at hand today is: What should be the legal drinking age? I believe the drinking age should be lowered down from twenty-one to nineteen years old.
10-08-12 The Alcohol Drinking Age Should the alcoholic drinking age stay at age 21? In the United States “The federal legislation passed in 1984 required all states to set the legal age for the purchase and public consumption of alcohol at 21 years” (Drinking). Many people believed that it is safer to keep it at age 21, because for safety of the teenagers and the community. However, the regulation for alcohol drinking age should be changed to age18; because 18 years old consider like adult. In matter of fact, many teenagers in the United States weather or without their family consent they consume a lot of alcohol.
Secondly, If US could change the drinking age to 18, less people will abuse alcohol. It doesn’t have sense wait to have Twenty years old the age that you're considered an adult under the law, and have the same right to drink alcohol at 18, If the age were lowered that would help promote a culture of responsible alcohol use. 18-year olds person would often go to bars rather than house parties, and wouldn't feel like they had to hide what they were doing. In turn, this would lead to less fatality from alcohol abuse. Also, lowering the drinking age would be a good thing not only for the economy, but also to prevent so many young people from breaking the law so much.
Only about 10% of 16 year old drivers that were killed in 2003 were because of alcohol, compared to the 43% of 20 to 49 year old drivers. Instead the accidents are minor things, like speeding, overcorrecting, or losing control when facing an obstacle (Davis). These minor details could easily be fixed with tougher driving courses. But the people against 16 year old drivers will just say that if they change the driving age there won’t have to be tougher driving courses. But don’t we want to challenge our kids in life?
Zach Toups 3/26/12 Drinking Age Stays Drivers aged 16 to 20 who are intoxicated while driving are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drinking drivers who are 21 or older. Drinking and driving is dangerous to anyone who chooses to do so. Drinking alcohol also affects ones capability when it comes to any type of work; whether that’s school or a career. A recent study shows that male teens that drink heavily tend to complete fewer years of education compared to males who do not. The drinking age should NOT be lowered from 21 to 18 years of age.
Raising the driving age Topic: Should the driving age be raised? Thesis Statement: Increasing the driving age would not only benefit us individually but also our country as a whole since increased driving ages would decrease pollution, fatality rates among teens, and many other factors jeopardizing our country. I. Introduction II. Major Point: Cut the number of deaths a) The highest death rate for drivers us amongst the age group 16-25 b) If it’s raised, there would be a fall in fatalities arising from motor vehicles.
Therefore, the social cost of alcohol is greater than the private cost. These factors give a justification for government intervention to deal with some issues related to alcohol, by putting an age limit on its use. The first reason why the drinking age should not be lowered is the obvious health issue. Despite popular belief, the drinking age was not only set to prevent teens from drinking and making bad decisions. It was set because teenagers can develop serious health issues.
As a result, Thailand has less number of tobacco related agriculture and business. In addition, Thai government also increases tobacco taxes to increase the cigarette price. Thus making they become more expensive for teen to spend their money on. Moreover, the government also enacted and enforced public smoking restriction law, for example, the regulation for the smoking prohibited zone in public area, and increasing fine rates to make the smoker become more difficult to find a place to smoke. Furthermore, many campaigns are launched to encourage people to give up smoking and show the people about its potential disadvantages.
One other difference is that American teens are able to drive at the age of 15 while Europeans aren’t allowed to drive till the age of 18. These age differences differ because American society believes that if age in driving is increased it will lower accidents. One last difference is, European teens consume a larger amount of tobacco than American teens. This is due to tobacco restrictions for European teens not being enforced. In France some schools are used to traffic drugs to students.