Prohibiting Night Clubs Essay

1009 Words Mar 13th, 2013 5 Pages
Essay 1
Under aged Clubbing
Prohibiting nightclubs from admitting people under age twenty-one will take some weight off of parents, club owners, drivers and innocent bystanders. With the economy sinking, many owners are making what they believe a wise financial decision by allowing eighteen to twenty year olds in their clubs. They are mixing eighteen to twenty in with the twenty-one and up crowd, as failing clubs’ owners only see more people and more money. Every night thousands of young adults eighteen to twenty years old are let into nightclubs and everyone is at a great risk. Fewer and fewer clubs are now allowing those under the drinking age into their establishment. To eliminate a cause leading to more underage drinking,
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There have been numerous attempts made by club owners, police, and security to prevent underage drinking once in the club, by marking the hand or giving out wrist bands. When an individual under the legal drinking age is allowed in the club they are not able to order alcohol from the bar. In a recent study, “68% of those aged 18-20 obtained alcohol from a person age 21 or older for their last drinking occasion” (Wagenaar et al.325). Lawmakers are trying to ban their admission because the patrons of age to drink are making it available to those underage. Drinking is the beginning of fighting, rape, deaths, and drunk driving. In the article “Alcohol and Development in Youth-A Multidisciplinary Overview,” it is stated that “each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 2,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as fights, falls, drowning, and even rape. Half of the motor vehicle crashes were caused by teenagers either going too or coming from nightclubs.
Obviously the wrist bands and marking on the hand are not preventing underage drinking in nightclubs. Wrist bands are given to those of age to drink and the bands are usually neon green or orange. The problem many owners are having with wrist bands is once in the club the wrist bands are being removed from the hand without stopping it

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