Also, studies show that the current minimum age drinking laws have been ineffective to a high degree. By the time they are high school seniors, seventy-two percent teenagers say they have already consumed alcohol. Proper education at younger ages is needed for our country’s youth to learn the proper use of alcohol through experimentation with their own limits in safe environments.
Most teenagers look forward to getting their license and permit to be able to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers.
Did you know that kids become twice as likely to wear their seatbelt, 70% less likely to drink and drive, and 30% less likely to talk on the phone when parents become involved in their driving (‘11 Facts About Teen Driving”)? These statistics prove that teens can be safe drivers with the support of their parents. Many reasons contribute to why the driving age should stay at sixteen; young people need to better understand the importance of independence and responsibility, not to become dependent on parents, and parents need a break from chauffeuring their kids. Whether or not the world wants to acknowledge it, parents have lives too and can’t chauffeur their 16-year-olds around all the time. It’s exhausting for parents to drive their kids from place to place, especially when they get older and get more involved.
If you travel across the ocean to France their age requirement is much lower than the United States. In France you can buy wine or beer at age 16. At age 18 you can get spirits and liquor. France also made a law that stated that kids 16 can not by any alcoholic past 11pm to reduce the number of kids drunk driving. It’s imperative that the legal drinking age not to be lowered to 19 because it impacts one 's health, lower students success, and would risk many lives.
As mentioned previously, teenagers feel very compelled to conform to society’s standards. Recently, with the legalization of marijuana and increasingly easy access to all types of harmful drugs, teens have been taking up bad habits at younger ages in order to fit in with their peers. As stated by Webmd, “More than 3 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2015, up from 2.46 million in 2014”(Webmd). This increase in teen e-smokers has occurred despite an improvement in public school health education. Teens are simply ignoring the fact that the nicotine in their new toys can cause brain development issues and addiction.
Senator David Vitter argues, “Requiring screenings would give addicts a key incentive to seek help so that they can once again be healthy, support their own families, and make positive contributions to our society”(Welfare drug testing 2). If people are truly concerned about getting the help they need, welfare, than they need to be serious enough to get help from drugs. Druggies are getting free food and free everything else but yet are contributing nothing to society. Another reason is that testing people will limit the intake of drugs. Testing people would insure safe environments for children growing up with irresponsible parents (Welfare drug testing 2).
Also if you can go and enlist for war at eighteen and do anything as an adult then it should be lowered. But you have to think some of you guys haven’t even matured and you want to be treated as an adult. Like, how about not you can wait till the age of twenty-one. I still believe that the drinking age should stay the same, because you’re not quite mature, it causes diseases and self-harm to you or to others. To begin, teenagers do not have a fully developed brain to consume alcohol.
This happened because of KCPL could not been able to increase their price also other competitors due to their large economic scale production able to offer products at lower prices. So KCPL should contract to produce glucose biscuits for Pearson and APL for coming three years. This way they can be able to utilize their extra capacity and in the process they would be able to learn new production and quality control processes that they can apply in future for their own benefit. Family prestige will remain intact because they are in a contract for 3 years only. Once they are able to learn efficient processes it will help them in maintaining the brand image and with reduced cost of production they can be competitive in market.
Binge drinking does not discriminate; it does not care if you are black, white, yellow or red. Parents being more knowledgeable when it comes to their children 's activities during college and parties are an effective weapon against binge drinking. Many teenagers agree that peer pressure is a major factor in them deciding to binge drink. Parents should talk to their kids at a young age about the dangers of alcohol abuse, and throughout their teenage years also. Communication is the best defense against situations like these when it comes to your kids.
The question of whether to legalize marijuana or not is a very controversial and important issue. Many people especially teenagers are thrilled that the law enforcement is legalizing marijuana as they will not have to buy it illegally. Legalizing marijuana will allow people to think it is acceptable for us to smoke every day, at any time, which increases the drug use. What people are unaware of are the negative effects it will have on their lives. Adolescences will be more prone to buy marijuana, which will not let them focus on their studies.