Lower the drinking age

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Teens and young adults are drinking alcohol already with adults, so we might as well make the drinking age 18. On procon.org it states that “Allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity. Prohibiting this age group from drinking in bars, restaurants, and other licensed locations causes them to drink in unsupervised places such as fraternity houses or house parties where they may be more prone to binge drinking and other unsafe behavior. “ This shows that it makes it safer for teens to drink in public if the drinking age is 18 than if they are drinking behind the laws back.

In the United States teens are considered adult when they are 18 they should have the right choose to do whatever they want to do. In procon.org it states that “18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption. Turning 18 entails receiving the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, smoke cigarettes, serve on juries, get married, sign contracts, be prosecuted as adults, and join the military - which includes risking one's life.” This show that when you are 18 AKA an adult have all this right but not the right to drink alcohol.

It is proven that there are less driving traffic accidents when the drinking age was 18. On procon.org it states that ¨there are fewer drunk driving traffic accidents and fatalities in many countries with MLDA of 18. Although the United States increased the MLDA to 21 in 1984, its rate of traffic accidents and fatalities in the 1980s decreased less than that of European countries whose legal drinking ages are lower than 21.¨ This show that making the drinking age 18 makes it safer for drivers because their less accidents.

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