The Dangers Of The Underage Drinking Age

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Teenagers underage drinking has been the largest social issue in today’s society. In today’s world almost 10 million people through the ages of 12 and 20 underage drink.(Glaser) The alcohol drinking age should be changed to, When considered as an adult. Has the law gotten stricter over the years about underage drinking? Not everything in the law is helpful to us the people. “The current law, passed in all 50 states in the 1980’s was intended to diminish the number of traffic deaths caused by young drunk drivers. It has succeeded in that,but tougher seatbelt and DUL rules have contributed to the decrease too. Raising the drinking age hasn’t reduced drinking it’s merely driven it underground to the riskiest of settings unsupervised high school blowouts and fraternity parties that make an animal house look quaint”. In 1980 the laws got stricter about underage drinking to lower the accidents to the teenagers, but that only helps out a little bit most of it was tougher seatbelt and DUL rules. Raising the age made it only worse because they aren’t supervised when they are drunk and they do things there not suppose to. In 2008, There’s about …show more content…
There use to be a little bit more of accidents when the age use to be 18 but there use to be more gatherings and things that involved alcohol. “I think we would all be better off if the drinking age were 18," says the President of Dartmouth College, Dr. James Wright. He remembers the days before the drinking age was raised to 21. At that time academic departments had open house and served sherry, students commonly gathered with faculty with drinks. Dr. Wright says "I think it 's unfortunate we find ourselves in the position that we enforce a law that most of us believe doesn 't treat students as adults." When the age was 18 more people got together in college and had meeting with alcohol but the law don 't trust student who trying to get there life together to

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