Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Drinking Age Limit

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Alcohol Age Limit Would you rather the drinking age limit be lower, higher, or does it even matter? The legal drinking age limit should stay at 21, it is a pretty mature age to handle alcohol and the age limit is always changing. Under aged kids always find a way to obtain alcohol, and often times parents do not care and they’ll buy their kids alcoholic drinks. Does this law really change anything? If this law is so effective then why is under aged drinking still so high on the charts? Well, let me answer that for you. Raising the drinking age does not stop under aged drinking, it just changes where it happens. Kids are more likely to drink at home with friends or places away from adult strangers. There are many debates about the drinking age, over 100 college presidents signed a petition to reopen the debate on the drinking age. Those presidents want to ban hard alcohol in colleges, and raise the age limit, but I disagree. Having the age up to 21 (Which is the highest age limit) can make more under aged kids drink. These kids know they cannot try alcohol till they are 21 so they get curious and drink. Some kids like the taste of alcohol and some do not. The most common age for a first drink is 12-13 years of age. Usually at a special occasion with family, friends or adults. 9 out of 10 Sixteen year olds have tried or have had an entire alcoholic drink. 1 out of 4 Sixteen year olds said they drowned 6 or more drinks last time they drank. The most common place for under

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