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responsibility when consuming alcohol or any alcoholic beverage. Supervision at a young age does not really problem solve the problem with binge drinking, bars promote a lot of reckless drinking with their discounted drinks and other drink specials to gain costumers (Egendorf). My final major argument for keeping the drinking age as 21 is because it decreases the number highway accidents or any kind of driving accidents. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in 1984 to have the minimum age to consume any kind of alcoholic beverage in the United States to be 21 (Congressional Digest). The benefits for having the legal age at 21 rather then 18 or younger is it saves lives and reduces drunken related accidents (Congressional Digest). It is also a great benefit for having the drinking age at 21 and not lower because if it is it is around the same time teenagers begin to learn how to drive and having the legal drinking age the same would be a bad combination to have. Teenagers are not superior
driver and yet alone being able to go out and drink is not a good choice. Having it at 21 lets new drivers gain experience with no cost of the possibility of drinking and driving, and getting in a fatal crash. “ The drinking age not only protects the individual; it protects the public” (Pantograph). Saving lives is an enormous issue and it has to be addressed. Even if they have to higher the drinking age again to make sure innocent people are not dying due to drunken accidents. “ Drivers 16 to 20 years old experienced the largest decrease in intoxication rates (41
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English, Alcoholic beverage, drinking age, Drinking culture, National Minimum Drinking Age Act, Congressional Digest