That young people drink so much may be related to the drinking age, but some believe that the restriction should be raised even higher, to the age of 25 many proponents of this idea cite the excessive drinking, not of high schoolers, but of college students. The united states has the oldest minimum drinking age of any country where alcohol consumption is legal, at 21 years in contrast, roughly 61% set their minimum age at 18 or 19 years old – including france, russia and the united kingdom – while 12% range from 10 to 17 years old and another 10. Dwight b heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people.
Yes a 21 year old drinking age is nonsensical it was mandated at the federal level not because it made sense in any normal form, but to stop the drunk driving teens traveling from 21 year old jurisdictions to 18 year old jurisdictions. The national minimum drinking age act of 1984 (23 usc § 158) was passed by the united states congress on july 17, 1984 it was a controversial bill that punished every state that allowed persons below 21 years to purchase and publicly possess alcoholic beverages by reducing its annual federal highway apportionment by 10 percent. Attaching available numbers to real progress is a tricky business madd claims the higher drinking age is responsible for a decline in annual alcohol-related deaths, from 26,173 in 1982 to 16,885 in 2005, as counted by the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa), with alcohol-related fatalities dropping more than highway deaths where booze was not a factor.
Tuesday, nov 15, 2011 (healthday news) -- entering adulthood in a place and time where the legal drinking age is 18, not 21, seems to put women, but not men, at a long-term higher risk for homicide and suicide, a new study finds. A 2002 meta-study by of the legal drinking age and traffic accidents found that higher legal drinking ages were associated with lower rates of traffic accidents  • our brains aren’t fully developed at 18: in fact, many experts believe  our brains aren’t fully mature until our mid-20s. March 18, 1982, page 00002 the new york times archives the movement to raise the state's drinking age to 19 has gained substantial new support this year in the state capitol. The majority of respondents to this week’s webpoll question agreed with a call from the opportunities party to raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 20 the legal purchase age for alcohol was lowered from 20 to 18 in 1999 “until we find some way of persuading young people to treat alcohol. The wisconsin assembly on friday rejected a compromise bill to raise the state`s drinking age from 19 to 21the measure failed despite efforts by gov anthony earl and other proponents of a.
Should we lower the legal drinking age surgeon general, support the higher drinking age we also know that kids in more permissive parts of the world don't drink more. The higher drinking age of 21 has saved many lives, helped reduce the amount of underage drinking, and therefore should not be lowered many studies from a large variety of sources have proven higher drinking ages have a positive effect on society. Benefits of higher drinking age are crystal clear in study after study sometimes research findings are mixed, so they can be, and often are, used to support competing policy positions but sometimes research findings are so crystal clear that there's not much room for dissension. They called for a higher drinking age, and president ronald reagan agreed that this was the best course of action eventually, president reagan would sign the national minimum drinking age act of 1984.
Often expressed that because the drinking age in the united states is 21, much higher than in european countries, young people miss out on the opportunity to learn to drink within family settings where moderate drinking is the norm. The us remained an outlier when it came to drinking age among the advanced nations of the world feminist author camille paglia noted that along with binge-drinking came the worsening of the date. It is a popular belief that lowering the age to 18 would lead to safer drinking habits and less underage drinking, however evidence shows that the dangers that would come with a lower drinking age would far outweigh any benefits people may think it would bring.
Minimum legal drinking ages around the world vary dramatically most such laws apply only to drinking alcoholic beverages in public locations the only country with a minimum legal age for consuming alcohol at home is the united kingdom, which prohibits drinking below the age of six. Age 21 minimum legal drinking age a minimum legal drinking age (mlda) of 21 saves lives and protects health minimum legal drinking age (mlda) laws specify the legal age when an individual can purchase or publicly consume alcoholic beverages. The drinking age was moved from 18 to 21 for a reason the higher drinking age of 21 has saved many lives, helped reduce the amount of underage drinking, and therefore should not be lowered many studies from a large variety of sources have proven higher drinking ages have a positive effect on. In summer 2008, more than 100 college presidents and other higher education officials signed the amethyst initiative, which calls for a reexamination of the minimum legal drinking age in the united states the current age-21 limit in the united states is higher than in canada (18 or 19, depending on.