Not everyone has the capable power of purchasing the alcohol at 18 years old. Evidence shows that people have a more mature way of making the right decision at 21. Now, half of the population in Australia agree with ‘raise the drinking age to 21 ' It is time to raise the legal drinking age to 21 in Australia. By doing that, we can protect young people’s lives, and do something to prevent the accidents happen in advance.
The law pushed states to raise their individual drinking ages to 21 within two years and threatened to decrease highway funding provided by the Federal Highway Aid Act if they did not (Kadlec, 1986, p. 1). The common belief that there is a national drinking age is incorrect, since states still possess the ability to increase or decrease their individual drinking ages, they will just lose a portion of federal highway funding if they do so. When the law was passed, it required the Secretary of Transportation to withhold ten percent of funding, however the law was revised to hold back eight percent after 2012 (23 U.S.C § 158). This law holds state governments hostage, using money to force them into changing something that should be in their individual control.
However, some people say that the legal age should be lowered, because it diminishes the thrill of breaking the law to get a drink. This argument falls apart when one considers that more 18 year olds will be exposed to doing dangerous
This would lead to more students not focusing on their school work, peer pressure would also begin to affect students, if they could get alcohol from peers. This could eventually give every student in the school access to alcohol. A article on ProCon.org states, “ Seventy-seven percent of Americans would go against lowering the drinking age.” This could lead to more protests and attacks, and more schools would protest against the lower age. With problems already occurring with terrorist attacks, we do not need more attacks just about
Therefore, in this paper I am going to explain and give reasoning as to why changing the legal drinking age of 21 to 25 can save the lives of young adults, give them a healthier lifestyle, help them be safer and live a longer more efficient life. According to Elements Behavioral Health, “If the drinking age were to be raised to 25, most students on campus would be underage, and as some hope, it could curtail the excessive drinking
Why the drinking age is set the way that it is? The national drinking age act of 1984 stated that among 18-20 year old in areas where the drinking age had been lowered have more opportunities of having an accident. Some collage contend that by lowering that drinking age college would be able to bring booze out into the campus and educate students on responsible consumption. For a while Louisiana was a safety place for thirsty teens to drink until the state passed a law that made illegal to buy alcohol if you were under 21. Mothers and many other began to protest for a uniform national drinking age of 21 to help eliminate and keep alcohol out of the hands of less immature 18 years old.
It is not worth giving it a try but if everything is different than lets change the law because it is done lots of times. Yes, I know that it is illegal for minors to purchase it, but they are already able to get through buying it because their parents probably own a liquor cabinets and they already done experience it because of their parents. Some parents even give their child alcohol so this is why we should lower the age because most people know their ways around buying alcohol. High school students use alcohol which means a large amount of teens are under the age of seven to eighteen have used alcohol before.
Furthermore, one can infer that the more a teen is exposed to the campaigning of liquor companies, the larger chance of them drinking. As commonly known, drinking under the drinking age of twenty one is illegal, and one can be fined for doing such. Another hypothesis Snyder presents is that is relationship comparing “environment[s] with...greater or fewer alcohol advertisements”(Snyder 2). This acknowledges the fact that since alcohol advertisements lead to more drinking and drinking can lead to negative effects stated, places with more alcohol campaigning will be less safe that environments
Finally, schools shouldn’t bring back staring atime because of students after school activities. According to “Should Schools Start Later?” by Junior Scholastic, “A later start, say opponents, also interferes with some teens part time jobs and disrupts after school activities” (Scholastic 21). If schools start later, it would result in messing up everybody 's schedules. It could also result in students being more tired toward the end of the school day because they have no energy, because of the school
Before the MLDA was raised to 21, there were many positive effects that came from a lower MLDA. Lowering the MLDA diminishes the thrill of breaking the law to consume alcohol (“Should the”). Young adults experience a thrill when drinking underage knowing that they are adults, but are restricted from consuming alcohol. If the MLDA was lowered, they would no longer have that thrill and it could lead to less alcohol intake. One reason many young adults drink is because they know that hey shouldn 't be doing it, however if this was just another right given to them, they wouldn 't feel obligated to take advantage of it, because it is just another privilege that comes with growing up and maturing into an adult.
According to Main in ¨Underage Drinking and the Drinking Age” from the Policy Review, lowering the drinking age to eighteen from twenty-one would increase the harsh effects that are currently impacting our society and our military. Main insists that the United States should not get rid of the laws that set 21 as the mandatory minimum age for drinking, known as the ¨21 laws.¨ Although there are laws and severe consequences for those who drink under the age of 21, underage drinking is a huge concern, especially at college. When the undergraduates binge drink, drinking five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion, they not only have the potential to hurt themselves, but also their peers. For example, over 474,000 students have unprotected sex,
It has always been a part of cultures everywhere around the world and there is nothing different in today’s world. One major argument against raising the drinking age is that lowering the age does not reduce the fatalities attributed to drunk driving, on the contrary the amount of deaths increase as the drinking age is lowered. The article states that people who are younger still have a developing mind and they are still careless in the activities they do. According to the article the 21 age limit for alcohol has saved over 23,000 people since the drinking age was raised in 1975. Another major argument is that kids or teenagers will do what they want regardless of the rules that are in place.
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).
Over the years , a research has been conducted by the Public Health ,James .C saying that “ young adults react differently to alcohol, getting drunk faster and being less likely to know when to stop”(2013, Pg: ½). That is why the legal drinking age in Ontario has been changed many times starting off with “ 21 and then we lowered it to 18 and then we raised it to 19, because when we reduced it, Alcohol-related deaths among young people skyrocketed”(2013, Pg: ½). Ontario thought that changing the drinking age in 1971 from 18-21 would be a good choice since “the eight provinces before in 1960’s were the age 21” (2013, Pg: ½).