Minimum Drinking Age 1984

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The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 set the drinking age to twenty-one, and has been in controversy ever since its inception. The main argument presented by supporters of this act was that raising the drinking age would greatly reduce the number of alcohol related car accidents each year, especially in the age range of eighteen to twenty. Since the drinking age has been raised to twenty-one the rate of alcohol involvement in car accidents has fallen slightly at about four percent in this age group. The number of alcohol related car accidents has, however, risen about the same amount in the twenty-one to twenty-four year old age range. Clearly the enactment of this new age limit has not been too effective. The national minimum drinking
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