Change the Legal Drinking Age to Twenty-one

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Change the Legal Drinking Age to Twenty-one

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We want to change the legal drinking age to twenty-one because the brain is still developing at eighteen. Statistics have shown that there are many car accidents between the age limit of 17-25. People under the age of twenty-one can severely damage the growth of their brain by drinking alcohol. The prefrontal cortex is the last part of the brain to fully develop. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that controls decision making. Scientists have discovered that at eighteen the brain is still developing. Eighteen-year-olds are more likely to take risks because of the compromised decision-making portion of the brain. One of the risks might be drinking and driving. If the legal drinking age is twenty-one, the drivers will be able to make sensible decisions regarding drinking and driving

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