The Dangers Of Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

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Legal Drinking Age Although the debate began many years ago, it still continues to this day. Should the legal drinking age be lowered, or should it not be lowered? The argument has always been massive, with both sides spitting out denials left and right. The fact that both sides showcase decent evidence, only one brings hard hitting facts that truly make a difference. The legal drinking age should not be lowered because it helps prevent youth from driving under the influence, it helps prevent youth from committing violent crimes, and it helps prevent incomplete development of the brain (Teen Drunk Driving: The Sobering Facts of Underage DUIs). Even though drunk driving may not be one of the highest leading causes of death, it is still an enormous 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. Not only will lowering the drinking age increase the amount of drunk driving, but will more than likely increase the rate of accidents caused by drinking and driving. Some minors may even be intimidated by the law. Along with the prevention of drunk driving, by not lowering the legal age to consume alcohol, violent crimes can be prevented. Violet crimes that can help be prevented by this include date rape, abuse, and

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