Return the drinking age to 18 -- and then enforce the law the current system, which forbids alcohol to americans under 21, is widely flouted, with disastrous consequences teaching people to drink responsibly before they turn 21 would enormously enhance public health now, high school and college. Libertarians support lowering the age to consume alcohol to adults 18 years or older adults are considered to be 18 years of age turning 18 provides a person the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, get married, enter into contracts, serve on juries, join the military and fight in wars-which includes taking on the. Wisconsin us senator ron johnson said friday he supports lowering the drinking age to 18 years old in the united states, after admitting he didn't know the current legal drinking age. Two numbers serve as milestones for young adults: 18 and 21 at age 18, we are fully accountable for our decisions we can vote, serve on a jury, marry and even join the military however, we still can't legally drink alcohol but is that three-year waiting period really necessary do a few years make that. Fewer motor vehicle crashes – states that increased the legal drinking age to 21 saw a 16% median decline in motor vehicle crashes6 decreased drinking after all states adopted an age 21 mlda, drinking during the previous month among persons aged 18 to 20 years declined from 59% in 1985 to 40. Shouldn't we lower the minimum legal drinking age to 18 the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) estimates that through 2002, the increase in the minimum legal drinking age has saved 21,887 lives in the 50 states nhtsa estimates that the current mlda will continue to save 1,000 lives each year.
18 is the age of adulthood in the united states, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption turning 18 entails receiving the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, smoke cigarettes, serve on juries, get married, sign contracts, be prosecuted as adults,. A big reason the drinking age in america is set at 21 instead of 18 is because of science studies show that the brain doesn't stop developing until around the age of 24, and it's proven that habitual drinking before then can damage or even completely halt the development of your brain for example, if you were to start. Mexico-based interjet has a similar policy, sharing with traveler that their onboard drinking age of 18 is “according to mexican law” on easyjet, emirates, qantas, and british airways, the legal age is 18, though british airways's social media team adds that “crew are obliged to ask for id if they feel the.
Thirty years ago this week, congress passed a bill that effectively raised the national drinking age to 21 despite subsequent efforts to lower it in some states -- and the fact that most developed countries allow young people to legally drink at 18 -- that threshold has remained firmly in place ever since. The legal drinking age for consuming alcohol in canada varies across the provinces and territories. Vermont native kyle gilbert was killed in iraq almost two years ago, but before the 20-year-old shipped out to war he couldn't join his buddies at a local bar for a goodbye drink and one lawmaker from the green mountain state thinks that's wrong it just doesn't sit right with me that people [at the age of 18]. Of the 190 countries, 61% have a drinking age of 18 or 19 years old the united states and 11 other countries have an mlda of 21 years old, the highest mlda of all the countries where it is legal to drink (although some areas of india have drinking ages as high as 25 and 30 years old) alcohol is banned.
Madison, wis (ap) -- after initially thinking the drinking age was still 18, us sen ron johnson, of wisconsin, said he would support lowering it from age 21. The national minimum drinking age act, passed in 1984, raised the legal drinking age to 21 as a condition of receiving annual federal highway funds louisiana was the last state in the us to have a legal drinking age of 18 up until 1987, state law allowed 18-year-olds to buy and consume alcohol, and a. The only country with a minimum legal age for consuming alcohol at home is the united kingdom, which prohibits drinking below the age of six the average ( mean) minimum legal drinking age around the globe is 159 the majority of countries have set the drinking age at 18 in fifty countries the minimum age is lower than.
To promote a healthier view of alcohol consumption, the us should follow europe's example of a younger drinking age. Vietnam the age of majority (ie, adulthood) used to be 21 in the united states if you weren't yet 21, not only couldn't you drink, but you couldn't vote, either then came vietnam, and the draft you could be drafted as young as 18 years old.
In the early 1980s, a menace haunted wisconsin's roads: teenagers from bordering states with higher minimum drinking ages would hop into their cars, drive to wisconsin, drink as much as they could, then high-tail it home wisconsin's drinking age of 18 preceded even statehood, having been set in the. What it if the drinking age was 18 whether lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 would help in solving the problem of alcohol abuse has been a question of interest for this past week's pla sophomore class it has been constantly argued that the fact that the drinking age is 21 is the cause of various. Critics of the change decried rises in alcohol-related traffic fatalities among 18- to 20-year-old drivers in areas where the drinking age had been lowered indeed, one result of leaving states in charge of their own age was the creation of blood borders between states that allowed 18-year-olds to drink and.
Yes, an underage person can possess alcohol beverages if that person is employed by a brewer, brewpub, beer and/or liquor wholesaler, or producer of alcohol fuel if working at a retail licensed premises, the underage person must be at least 18 years of age and hold an operator's license or be working under the. As a student traveler, you may be under 21, which is the legal drinking age in the us guess what drinking ages around the world are far more reasonable -- most drinking ages worldwide are at maximum 18, if not less, which makes sense for legal drinking ages and provided you act like a grown up, you. (ap) - after initially thinking the drinking age was still 18, us sen ron johnson, of wisconsin, said he would support lowering it from age 21 the 62-year-old republican made the comments thursday on the devil's advocates radio show he was initially explaining his opposition to raising the age to. We all know there are laws against children under the age of 18 buying alcohol but how old do children need to be to drink at home and what time do they need to leave the pub here is everything you need to know kids under 16 can go anywhere in a pub, that doesn't have age getty - contributor.
60 minutes: some say age should be lowered to 18, but madd and others strongly disagree. The most common minimum age to purchase alcohol in africa is 18 although it varies from the lowest age limit in ethiopia being only 15 years, zimbabwe with a minimum purchase age of 16 years, gambia with a age limit of 17 years and uganda where the minimum legal purchase age is 18 but minors aged 16 or 17 may. Almost two years after state lawmakers brought back happy hour, illinois legislators are pondering tinkering with booze laws again this time they're considering a bill which would allow 18 year olds to legally drink beer or wine at a restaurant—albeit with parental consent lowering the age of consumption.