About Lower Drinking Age
Currently, there is a great debate happening about lowering the drinking age. While some people believe drinking age is fine at the age of 21, others believe that drinking age should be lowered. Teens should be able to drink alcohol at 18 or 19 without getting in trouble. The legal drinking age should be lowered because it would result in fewer drunk driving accidents, reduce underage alcohol arrests, and it would decrease unsafe drinking activity of younger adults.
Lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 will make it to where make less teens will be breaking the law or causing wrecks. According to Procon, “Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsibly in moderation will make drinking alcohol less of a taboo for young adults entering college and the workforce.” Because 18 years olds like to drink they won’t be breaking the law if the drinking age gets lowered. Teens that start to drink will rely more on their parents more than themselves when driving while drunk.If a parent says it is okay in the 29 state it will be okay for them to drink. It would allow bars and restaurants to become ‘safe spaces’ for college-age students to drink and Uber home if they need to.
Proponents will undoubtedly also emphasize the revenue gains for the state. That would come from legalization.”In 1982 we accepted appointment to the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving and agreed to chair its Education and Prevention Committee. The Commission met over the next 18 months and ultimately advanced 39 recommendations to President Reagan. The drinking age should be lowered because they become an adult at the age of 18. The drinking age should be 18 and older. 18 year olds will be able to act responsible with alcohol.
Lowering the drinking age will make it to were 18 year olds will prove that it will be okay that alcohol will badly affect them as much. People drink anyways so it should be lowered so they don’t get into trouble/arrested. Teens should be able to drink by the time they are 18 because that is when they are going to adulthood at that time. Drinking really doesn’t do anything bad to the body unless they keep drinking over, over, and over then it starts to do something to your body so that is why it should be lowered to 18.
Lowering the drinking age will make it to see how teens react to drinking it. Drinking will barely do things to the body. The body can take a lot. Indiana’s drinking age is higher than any countries except for some countries, which the drinking age can be 10-15, which is 86%. This is why we think that the drinking age should be lowered.