The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving

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There are many people under the age of 21 that drink alcohol and get into trouble. Is the problem because of their age or is it something else? One such as a lack of knowledge on how to drink responsibly and understanding the dangers of drinking? Two are they drinking alcohol due to being rebellious because they are told they can’t drink, so they are going to drink to be defiant? This leads to youths whom are drinking too much just to say I got drunk. There should be some sort of similar course like a 5 hour driving course on all the effects of drinking alcohol on youth’s impulses, how drinking affects youth’s brain, and how it affects you long term. Research has shown the age limit of 21 is not effective as you will see in this paper and …show more content…
Therefore, changing losing their license, a fee, jail time, or accidentally killing someone due to being drunk, all because they feel they need to hide it. So, instead of making our roads safe we have made it so the youth driving drunk fearing punishment. Teenagers do all that they can to hide the fact that they drinking alcohol from people because they fear the the consequences that come with drinking under the legal age. It is said that eighteen year olds have less tolerance in comparison to a 21 year olds. This might be true, but everyone 's tolerance is different. in most cases a person won 't know how much they can drink until they try it. Tolerance doesn’t come from age, tolerance come from the responsibility and realization that a person has a limit and knowing not to go passed it. there are people that are more responsible at 15 than some are at …show more content…
their efforts were in vain because the United States still has a higher percentage of drunk driving accidents the European countries with a drinking age lower than twenty one. the law enforcement does not have the funding to fully or effectively enforce the drinking age. so instead of wasting a lot money on trying and failing to stop teenagers from drinking. put that money into making sure that teenagers are well educated on how alcohol can affect their body and knowing the limits. Some college campuses have stated that the drinking age of twenty one has caused problems on campuses because the majority of students on campuses are under twenty one. Making the drinking age eighteen would allow teenagers to drink in a safe controlled environment which could save lives overtime. There are many studies about the drinking age and if it should be twenty one or be lowered to eighteen. The fact is there is no real correlation between the drinking age and drunk driving. To put it simply drinking is an enjoyable activity that is enjoyed by millions of people for many years so why should people eighteen to twenty be excluded from this activity. all harm that comes from drinking is do to improper use or stupidity of people that would have gotten in trouble either way. So whether or not people under the age of twenty one will drink is

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