During the 1970’s reports showed that teenage car accidents increased in states where the MLDA had been lowered from 21 years old. This in turn prompted Congress to help alleviate the problem by passing the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. Although the federal government has no constitutional basis for setting a MLDA, it has
Twenty-thousand young lives saved. Twenty-thousand families kept whole. Over the past 20 years, the number of 15 to 20 year olds killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes has been cut in half. The number of 15 to 20 year olddrinking drivers involved in fatal crashes also has been cut in half. This does not even take into account the huge number of drownings, burns, sexual assaults, suicides and homicides that have been averted by the "21" law.
A). The idea of the small confederacies, though they were not the most efficient ways of governing, seemed safer to many as less likely to abuse power. Others like George Clinton worried that a new, centralized form of government would not be possible to manage or maintain given the large territory of the U.S. and the vastly different interests and politics in the different states, that the country would end up divided. (Doc. D) Another point of opposition to the Constitution was that it lacked a bill of rights.
We have already acknowledged that Mr. Allison was not very well suited for the job. There were other issues that include technical, ethical, legal, contractual and other project management related issues. Technical Issue: The technical issue is simple, the project simply did not test well. STI simply required all components to operate effectively and efficiently between temperature ranges of -65 degrees F to 145 degrees F (The Orion Shield Project, 2003). SEC failed at this due to the fact that their product will not operate above 130 degrees F, and that the requirements would not be able to be met without different materials (The Orion Shield Project, 2003).
However, some experts believe the rates have declined because the baby boomer generations are aging, so the percentage of young adults has declined. Some believe that the tougher or harsher sentences for crimes are a cause and there is evidence of this based on the increased prison populations. According to "Where Have All The Burglars Gone?" (2013), "Could more criminals being locked up be the answer? The number of people behind bars has grown substantially in many countries over the past 20 years.” (para.
First an inappropriate forecast was set regarding the project. It was not an appropriate amount of time for the scope of the project. The rest of the team was not confident in the project, nor were they enthusiastic. The time constraints added to this lack of project support. When beginning the project, an Implementation plan was not made, and followed through.
An average of 17,000 individuals die each year in drink driving related deaths. The numbers have come down slightly , for example, in 2010 10,228 individuals died from drink driving related fatalities, drink driving continues to be an enormously important public safety issue. What is more, drinking and driving is strongly correlated with youth. After the age of 25, the drink driving rates rapidly decrease. It seems quite plausible that were alcohol to be illegal for those under the age of 18, the 15.1% of 18 to 20 year olds who drink before getting behind the wheel would decrease significantly.
Push for P-plates until 25 Forcing young drivers to remain on probationary licenses until the age of 25 would cut Victoria's road toll, says the state's top traffic police officer. Under the move, young adults would have to drive with a zero blood alcohol level for an extra three years, or for the first seven years of solo driving. Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill, who wants the community to consider making the change, said 40 per cent of people aged 20 to 25 who were killed or injured on Victorian roads every year were victims of drink-driving. Mr. Hill said medical research showed that the brain did not develop fully until the mid-to-late 20s, particularly the part that controlled decision-making. ''What I'm advocating is a community
She says that today’s laws on alcohol are impracticable. With the drinking age at 21, teens do not get the chance early enough to learn about how to drink gradually, safely, and in moderation. She proves a very good point. European teens already know how to drink safely, causing less binge drinking and less alcohol-related injuries. The rules on alcohol consumption are impractical.
However, these declines started in 1980 before the national 1987 law which mandated states to have 21 year old alcohol purchase laws. The decrease in drinking and driving problems are the result of many factors and not just the rise in purchase age or the decreased per capita consumption. These include: education concerning drunk driving, designated driver programs, increased seat belt and air bag usage, safer automobiles, lower speed limits, free taxi services from drinking establishments,