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The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 Is Not Working

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It’s not working. The NMDA, National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, which states that people under the age of 21 can’t consume or purchase alcohol, has only served to heighten the problem that is currently being faced. The only realistic way to make real progress while reversing the negative effect the NMDA act has had and is having is to abolish the NMDA act and introduce a new act that establishes different phases to introduce alcohol to minors. In essence, the purpose of the NMDA act was to decrease the number of drunk driving fatalities. The number of drunk driving fatalities has decreased and underage drunk drivers are involved in less than half as many today as they were back then. The NMDA act can be seen as successful, only if we skim it and don’t pay attention to the details. The decrease in drunk driving fatalities isn’t mainly due to the NMDA act, and can in fact be credited due to the increase of several safety measures being taken, mandatory laws for airbags and seatbelts, increase in overall awareness, as well as stricter punishments and more serious consequences. The tendency of people to drink and drive could also be credited here.(2) At 18 years of age, Americans can serve and die for their countries. At 18 years of age, Americans can sign contractually binding agreements. At 18 years of age, Americans can serve on jury, giving them the power to decide the fate of people. At 18 years of age, Americans can create history by choosing the next president of
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