The minimum drinking age needs to be lowered in order to create experienced and responsible drinkers for the future. The excuse that the government gives to young people, that they lack maturity and judgement, is condescending and ultimately creates a country where the youth does indeed lack maturity and judgement in regards to alcohol. If the Malaysia does not lower the minimum drinking age, then the problems that this country has with alcohol will increase. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen will not fix all of the drinking problems, but it will allow for an earlier introduction of teenagers to alcohol where they are more responsible and experienced for the
If they were to lowered the drinking age from 21 to 18 will irresponsibly allow a greater segment of the population to drink alcohol in bars and nightclubs, which not means safe environments. Seventy-six of bars have sold alcohol to obviously intoxicated people. And about half of the drivers are arrested for driving while intoxicated. Even killed as alcohol involved drivers in traffic crashes did their drinking at licensed establishments.
Health issues for drinking can be a serious and damageable for you. Alcohol is like a poison that you are drinking. If drinking too much it might cause effects on your body including your heart or liver. Problems managing diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions. The drinking causes many problems you must go the hospital.
Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
“On average 4,300 young adults are killed each year from underage drinking” (Underage Drinking Statistics). There are two different thoughts on how to alter this high statistic. The first concept is to keep the minimum drinking age at 21; the other method is to lower the age to 18. Keeping the minimum drinking age at 21, individuals would be safe from the threat of an underdeveloped brain and less fatal accidents. Keeping the minimum drinking age at 21 may be a very controversial subject but it is for the best for young adults.
If young Australian who are under the age of 21 are drinking alcohol, it is too soon, too much and too risky for them. Therefore, the legal drinking age in Australia should be 21 years of age. Something that many Australian have forgotten is that all Australian states had an age of 21 drinking law in the late 60s, and that law was reduced to 18. When the age was reduced, Australian actually started to experience the rising rates of youth alcohol problems and more deaths on the road. Alcohol can have toxic effects on young people 's body.
PART A: LAWS REGARDING UNDERAGE DRINKING It is against the law for an underage person to buy alcohol in all states and territories in Australia. It is also against the law for anyone to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18. If a minor is caught buying alcohol in all state or territories they may be given a warning, be fined on the spot by police or can choose to go to court where they can be fined further if found guilty.
The issue with the drinking law is it forces citizens in the same social group to have different laws. The drinking age law should be amended to state eighteen as the end all be all adult -meaning all rights are granted at eighteen. There are many reasons this change is necessary including, the effect the drinking age has on dui’s, the level of significance of other rights granted at eighteen compared to the drinking law, and the society expectations. The drinking age was
It would be understandable to view the lowering of the current legal drinking age as irresponsible but it would also be unwise to try to fix one problem only to create more. The legal minimum age for the consumption of alcohol in the U.S. is a huge mistake and it needs to be fixed by lowering it for the progression of our legal
When someone drinks, their judgement if the first thing to be affected by the alcohol. In the video "Life Affected (MADD)," Michelle lost her husband due to a drunk driver. They were driving on the freeway, and a drunk driver decided to get on the freeway as well. She had been to a couple of bars before getting into the car, but when she got on the freeway, she got on the off ramp. She was headed the wrong way on the freeway, and hit head on with Michelle 's car.
Although some say lowering the minimum legal drinking age, or MLDA, will only cause more underage drinking and harm the adolescent brain, the MLDA should be lowered to 18 because the legal age of adulthood is 18, and lowering the legal drinking age will cut down on underage drinking, increase responsible drinking, and decrease drunk driving accidents. In Illinois, teenagers get a permit one year before they can legally drive a car on their own, this teaches responsibility and accountability while driving, so why do we not learn how to drink responsibly? Why, on our 21st birthdays do we all go out and get so blackout drunk that our friends have to carry us home? The issue here is that teens are not taught how to drink responsibly so there
To put it quite simply, alcohol can have a plethora of negative effects on the body. Motor skills can be seriously impaired under the influence of alcohol. Which is why drinking and driving is illegal, as a driver’s physical and mental focus needs to be on driving for the safety of him or her self and others. This is also a reason to not drink, because people are far more likely to hurt themselves when they are impaired physically. According to the CDC fact sheet regarding the legal drinking age, states that increased the legal drinking age to 21 saw a 16% median decline in total motor vehicle crashes.
Benefits of a Lowered Drinking Age A majority of the civilized world has set the drinking age to 18, yet America has decided on the puritanically high age of 21. Until 1987 the drinking age was 18, but in 1987 it was nationally mandated that the age increase to 21, and following this mandate came some very negative consequences. Reports of students cutting class after drinking, classes absences due to hangovers, fighting after drinking, and grades sinking after drinking increased after this law was passed (Engs 2014).
There is a 60 day suspension for a first offense; a 90 day suspension for a second offense; and a 180 day suspension for a third offense. DWI: Individuals over the age of 21 who are found to be driving with a detectable blood alcohol count (BAC) level over .08 or driving impaired due to the use of drugs may be charged with DWI.