Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

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Legal Drinking Age The debate began many years ago and it still continues to this day. Should the legal drinking age be lowered? The argument has always been a very big discussion, with men and women putting out their denials left and right. The fact that there’s decent evidence for both sides, only one brings hard hitting facts that truly make a difference. I think the legal drinking age should not be lowered because it helps prevent youth from driving under the influence, it helps prevent youth from committing crimes, and it prevents incomplete development of the brain (Teen Drunk Driving: The Sobering Facts of Underage DUIs). Although drunk driving may not be one of the leading causes of death, it is still a big issue that should be addressed. I do not think that teenagers have the responsibility or capability to handle drinking while trying to grow up and learn new things all at the same time. I think that lowering the the minimum drinking age will influence more binge drinking and more young people to abuse alcohol. By lowering the drinking age it will increase the amount of drunk driving, but will increase the rate of accidents caused by being under the influence. Some minors may even be intimidated by the law but they do it anyway for attention from their friends and family. With the prevention of drunk driving by not lowering the legal age to consume alcohol, violent crimes can be stopped. Violet crimes that can be prevented by this include rape, abuse, and
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